Court decision on Great Green versus Green Emerald grape varieties
Sheehan Genetics proceeding against Jacov P. Dulcich
This article was featured in Fresh Plaza. To view the original article, please click here.
Duncan Macintyre said “this is a very important decision from the USPTO. It clarifies the issue of the inventorship in the variety that Dulcich had been calling Green Emerald by establishing that the variety is, and always has been, in fact the Sheehan variety Great Green. It is important for all growers planting this variety in the US, and throughout the world, to know this. Sheehan has a world renowned grape breeding program with many existing world beating varieties for sale and many more under development and this case sends a clear message that Sheehan will take all necessary action to protect its varieties in the best interest of its licensee growers and to make sure that any party that tries to appropriate its hard work and expertise in breeding grape varieties is held to account.”
Click here to read the official document regarding the court decision.