Innovation & Intellectual property
Innovation in plant breeding has delivered phenomenal benefits to society, including improved quality of seeds, higher productivity of crops, increased farmer incomes, lower food prices, and reductions in, energy consumption and CO2 emissions. Intellectual property protection, including plant variety protection rights (PVPs) and patents, helps drive innovation for more productive and sustainable seeds by providing an incentive to innovators to take entrepreneurial risks that benefit us all.
We also invite you to check our cross-sectoral work on IP.
Statement on the decision of the Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office (EPO) on case T1063/18
EuropaBio Statement on European Patent Office decision on the patentability of plants obtained by essentially biological processes (case T 1063/18)