U.S. Lawsuit on Cannabis Patent Will Set Industry Precedent - Articles

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Posted by: Chelsea Bennett on Nov 29, 2018

The first U.S. lawsuit surrounding a patent on marijuana is working its way through the courts, Reuters reports. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is issuing more patents each year containing the word cannabis or marijuana in their summaries; however, the ability for the patent to hold up in court is still in question.  Patent litigation and issues over licensing fees are likely to increase with the entrance of business-oriented players. The result of the lawsuit will impact how major players in the industry view the potential to use patents as a business tactic.