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Fish's John Dragseth Quoted in Law360 Article, "Marijuana Patent Applications Face Tough Road At USPTO"

January 9, 2015

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Fish's John Dragseth Quoted in Law360 Article, "Marijuana Patent Applications Face Tough Road At USPTO"

January 9, 2015

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John Dragseth was recently quoted in a Law360 article titled, “Marijuana Patent Applications Face Tough Road at USPTO.”

“While the U.S. Department of Justice has said it won’t challenge the laws legalizing marijuana in Colorado and Washington, ‘it’s another thing for the government to say that they’re going to grant patents on it,’ said John Dragseth of Fish & Richardson PC. The office might be willing to grant patents ‘around the edges’ of marijuana, such as on a software system for managing marijuana crops, he said, ‘but I think it would have to be legal under federal law before the patent office is going to allow direct patents on marijuana strains.'”

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