Isobel Fisher - Jun 22, 2023

One giant leap for plant-kind: engineering plants for Mars

If humans are going to live on Mars one day, we need to work out how..

Matthew Barton - Mar 03, 2023

Conservation innovation – working towards a world for both humans and wildlife

With a rapidly growing human global population, predicted to reach 10..

Andrew Pitts - Aug 10, 2021

A new referral to the EPO’s Enlarged Board of Appeal is plausible

Despite not having any express legislative basis in the European..

Fay Allen - Jun 29, 2021

The technologies helping shape the future of food

In this Forward: On Demand vlog, Fay Allen and Sarah Harvey discuss..

Simon Kremer - Mar 03, 2021

Controlled environment agriculture - 5 things to watch

Simon Kremer attended the Agri-TechE “Controlled Environment..

Simon Kremer - Jan 07, 2021

Save our staples: Securing the future of food

Rising global temperatures and rising populations threaten farmers’..

Nick Sutcliffe - Sep 11, 2020

Pepper decision means conventionally bred plants and animals get a chilli reception at the EPO

Dr Ben Tolley and Dr Nick Sutcliffe of the Life Sciences team look at..

Simon Kremer - Aug 28, 2020

Growing Underground: In the pink

Forward editor Caitlin Mackesy Davies finds out why one of our best..

Tom Furnival - Jul 28, 2020

A brighter future for unconventional agriculture?

At the cost of more than one sad-looking hanging basket, I have come..

Nick Sutcliffe - May 19, 2020

G3/19 The Enlarged Board of Appeal has its cake and eats it

On 14 May 2020, the Enlarged Board of Appeal of the European Patent..

Thomas Driver - May 14, 2020

BREAKING: G3/19 – an end to the plant patentability saga?

On 14 May 2020, the Enlarged Boards of Appeal of the European Patent..

Adam Gregory - Jan 30, 2020

Farming the great indoors

When you think of a farm, what comes to mind? Rolling fields of green..

Thomas Driver - Feb 06, 2019

Plant related inventions: clarity at last?

As we reported previously, EPO Technical Board of Appeal 3304..

Frances Salisbury - Dec 10, 2018

Plant related inventions: the saga continues

We may be approaching the end of the year, but the saga of patents..