Vandana Shiva The Future of Food 3

Vandana Shiva: The Future of Food-Part 3

Dr. Vandana Shiva founded the Research for Science, Technology, and Ecology, (RFSTE) organization, inspired by her earlier involvement with the Chipko movement.

Patent Law: How Patents Grew Over Time To Include Living Organisms-2

Patent Law: How Patents Grew Over Time To Include Living Organisms-2

Finally, I suggested two big questions that these new statutes left unanswered: (1) does a living organism other than a plant fall within the patentable subject matter categories for regular utility patents?; and (2) do plants, and seeds, fall within the patentable subject matter categories for regular utility patents? These questions, especially the second, are pressing because utility patent protection is stronger than either of the special protections designed just for plants.