Daily Archives: July 7, 2009

Biotech-GMO-crops & regulatory hurdles

http://www.patentdocs.org/2009/06/biotechpharma-docket.html
The second half of the post linked to above from Patent Docs.org deals with the refusal of the U.S Court of Appeals to lift an injunction preventing Monsanto selling its patented Roundup Ready alfalfa seed.
Victoria Henson-Apollonio made the following comment in relation to this news item:

“Here’s an example of regulatory hurdles and the complexity that companies face with biotech-GMO-crops.  Nothing to do with IP really.  Sometimes it seems there can be confusion over the range of issues associated with GMOs.  Patents are only a piece of the legal landscape and “FTO”.”