Monsanto Patents Asserted Against American Farmers Rejected By Patent Office

A PUBPAT press release for July 24, 2007 talks about a recent USPTO rejection of Monsanto patent claims. PUBPAT has been doing a great job in helping ensure the courts, policy makers, and the general public understand that there is a public benefit to the rejection of patents and the reduction of patentability. The history of continuously increasing the scope of patentability has had considerable economic and social costs, and will hopefully soon have political costs as well (IE: politicians who blindly expand patents get kicked out).