Posted 21st October 2016 by Jane Williams
Inter partes reviews (IPRs) were first introduced as an efficient alternative to District Court litigation by the America Invents Act (AIA) in September, 2012. Compared to other technology areas, the total number and frequency of IPR petitions filed relating to agricultural patents are relatively low. However, IPRs are still a potential threat and patent owners should consider adjusting their patent prosecution strategies in order to protect their intellectual property. Here are seven tips for building robust patent portfolios.
Posted 10th October 2016 by Jane Williams
Finding the information that you need on plant genomes is difficult when published data is spread across a vast amount of journals and the rest is unpublished. So we gathered together 10 of the best plant genome databases to make your job easier.
Posted 30th September 2016 by Jane Williams
Wheat is the staple food for more than 30% of the world population and provides more than 20% of all of the calories consumed around the world, offering high protein and fibre content. In addition to carbohydrates in the form of starch, wheat contains more minerals and trace elements that are vital for a healthy diet than any other staple food, including phosphorus, selenium, magnesium, zinc and manganese.