Authored by: Kimball Nill

Glossary of Biotechnology and Agrobiotechnology Terms

Print publication date:  July  2016
Online publication date:  September  2016

Print ISBN: 9781498758208
eBook ISBN: 9781315367811
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The Washington, DC-based American Government agency that is responsible for common patent protection matters for all of America’s 50 states and its territorial possessions. The USPTO allows the patenting of new and unique microbes, plants, and animals, as well as the new and unique methods to produce such biotechnology advances. See also European Patent Office (EPO), Chakrabarty decision, Microbe, Genetic engineering, Plant’s Novel Trait (PNT), Plant Breeder’s Rights (PBR), Biotechnology, American Type Culture Collection (ATCC).


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