7 Drake J. Agric. L. 473 (2002)
The Terminator Gene: Intellectual Property Rights vs. the Farmers' Common Law Right to Save Seed

handle is hein.journals/dragl7 and id is 481 raw text is: THE TERMINATOR GENE: INTELLECTUAL
PROPERTY RIGHTS VS. THE FARMERS' COMMON
LAW RIGHT TO SAVE SEED
Samantha M OhIgart
I.   Introduction    .................................................................................... 474
II.   Growth of Genetically Modified Crops ......................................... 475
I.    Development of the Terminator Gene ........................ 476
A. How      the Terminator Technology Works ................................. 476
B. Acquiring the Terminator Patent ............................................. 477
IV.    Intellectual Property Rights ............................................................ 478
A. Terminator Gene Replaces Technology Agreement ................ 478
B. History of the Seed Industry &          Patents ................................... 479
1. Patentability of Seed ........................................................... 479
2. The Plant Variety Protection Act ........................................ 480
3.  C ase  Law    ............................................................................ 481
C. Why the Terminator Gene? ..................................................... 481
V.    The American Farmer: Common Law Right to Save Seed ............ 482
A. The Tradition of Saving Seed .................................................. 482
B. The PVPA Crop Exemption .................................................... 483
C. The Choice for Farmers ........................................................... 484
VI.     The USDA's Position ..................................................................... 484
A. The Potential Benefit ............................................................... 484
B. Potential Harm       to United States Agriculture ........................... 485
C. The USDA's Plans ................................................................... 485
D .  The  M  essage   ............................................................................ 486
VII.     Organization's Responses .............................................................. 486
A .  R A FI  ................................................................................. 486
B. The Rockefeller Foundation .............................................. 487
VIII. International Governmental Responses .............................................. 488
A .  India  .................................................................................. 488

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