Plant Patent Act of 1930
The Plant Patent Act of 1930 (enacted on 1930-06-17 as Title III of the Smoot–Hawley Tariff, ch. 497, 46 Stat. 703, codified as 35 U.S.C. Ch. 15) is a United States federal law spurred by the work of Luther Burbank.
This piece of legislation made it possible to patent new varieties of plants, excluding sexual and tuber-propagated plants (see Plant Variety Protection Act of 1970). In supporting the legislation, Thomas Edison testified before Congress in support of the legislation and said,
- "This [bill] will, I feel sure, give us many Burbanks."
|This botany article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|
|This United States federal legislation article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|