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Elizabeth Winston

Elizabeth Winston, J.D.

Associate Professor of Law

Phone: 202-319-5158

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• Patents
• Trademarks
• Seeds
• Intellectual Property

School: Columbus School of Law


  • 2009

    What if Seeds were not Patentable?

    Michigan State Law Review

    In 2001, the U.S. Supreme Court held that seeds were patentable subject matter. Protection of agricultural intellectual property through private ordering has provided the incentives necessary to promote investment and innovation in seeds. It has not been the patentability of seeds that has led to agricultural advances, but rather the profitability of licensing agricultural intellectual property.

Research focus

Winston is an expert in intellectual property law, teaching Patent Law, Trademarks and Contracts.

She has several law review articles listed on her faculty webpage (see link above).

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