Author: Adriana L. Burgy
Editor: Stephanie M. Sanders
Further to the Plant Patent Basics: An Introduction post, here we highlight various aspects of the plant patent application itself. While this post provides the basic requirements of a plant patent application, an applicant should consult the relevant rules and guidance from the USPTO before preparing and filing the application to ensure conformance with any new requirements and/or specific fees for application filing.
Plant patent applications follow the same format as utility applications: the specification should include the following sections: