A plant patent protects a new asexually reproduced plant including cultivated sports, mutants, hybrids, and newly found seedlings, other than a tuber propagated plant or a plant found in an uncultivated state.
Unlike other types of patents, a plant patent can be issued for a newly found plant, rather than only for a newly invented plant. The term of a plant patent is twenty years from the date of filing, and no maintenance fees are required.
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