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Neem Tree Patent Challenge

Organized a global coalition of more than two hundred organizations from thirty-five nations in an unprecedented legal challenge at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office against the W.R. Grace Company. Prominent farm, trade, scientific, and academic groups from around the world filed a formal petition calling for the recinding of W.R Grace's controversial patent granting the company exclusive use of a pesticide extract from India's neem tree.


Nature, Aid Groups Back Challenge to Neem Patents, September 14, 1995

Science, Patents on Native Technology Challenged, September 15, 1995

Newsweek, Fight for the Miracle Tree, September 25, 1995

Time, Seeds of Conflict, September 25, 1995

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