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Re: Pelfi 'Disco'

  • Subject: Re: Pelfi 'Disco'
  • From: Judith Cassidy <JudithCidy@MSN.COM>
  • Date: Thu, 3 Jun 2004 09:22:08 -0500

Hello from Harvard, Illinois,
I am searching for White Splash in a retail market......Has anyone seen i=
t? =20
It was mentioned on this list as a great bloomer in this part of the US..=
.doing good indoors in winter.....
Judy Cassidy =20
----- Original Message -----
From: Barry Roth
Sent: Wednesday, June 02, 2004 9:45 PM
Subject: Re: Pelfi 'Disco'

Again, I wasn't trying to play "patent policeman."  I do not think that a=
 patent expires just because the owner ceases to produce or market the va=
riety.  However, the owners' actions and intentions might affect the amou=
nt of damages they could prove at trial, if they ever filed a lawsuit.  I=
'm sure this is purely hypothetical where a single hobbyist is concerned.


Hedgehug@AOL.COM wrote:

Now that you point it out, that is an interesting point; and my interpret=
ation is probably not what Fischer officially sanctions. I hadn't really =
considered it previously, although I probably should have. I went to the =
initial source, and when they said it was no longer in production, it onl=
y seemed logical to see if anyone still had it around.

If a commercial grower with a patent is no longer producing the plant wit=
h no intention of producing it again, does the patent still apply? How lo=
ng is a plant patent good for?


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