Friends of the Arboretum Lecture

"The Case for Plant Patenting"
Geoff Needham

  • Thursday, March 18, 1999 – 7:30 pm9:00 pm

Let's be honest, the practice of plant patenting is not highly regarded by many in the Arboretum's sphere. Some blame patenting for stopping the sharing of plants. It must be a bad thing, right? Enter Geoff Needham, who makes his living by helping breeders patent and market their plants. He makes a persuasive case in favor of patenting. Come hear him talk, ask questions, tell him your greatest fears and worst horror stories and see if he can change your mind. But most importantly, come to this lecture to get the facts on patenting, trademarks and other necessities of the business of plants in 1999.

Free for Friends of the JC Raulston Arboretum members, NC State University students (with ID), and Department of Horticultural Science faculty and staff, all others $5.00.
Advance registration is not available.
Room 2722, Bostian Hall, NC State University.
Bostian Hall is located between Kilgore Hall and the D. H. Hill Library on the NC State University campus.
Free parking is available in the Brooks Avenue lot located on the northeast corner of Brooks Avenue and Hillsborough Street.
Please call (919) 515-3132 for more information about this lecture.