Case studies

Published: 12 October 2016

Nahida Bhuiyan has been an examiner in plant breeder’s rights (PBR) for nearly 10 years. In that time she has travelled the Canberra area, as well as to Melbourne, Tasmania, Waikerie, Brisbane, Portland, Gatton, MacKay and Sydney to examine growing trials for new plant varieties.

Plant breeder's rights
Forage pasture
Published: 21 March 2016

Andrew Lake from Pristine Forage Technologies talks about how plant breeder’s rights has helped his business in this video series.

Plant breeder's rights
CEO of Intergrain Tress Walmsley
Published: 21 March 2016

Intergrain has a highly successful wheat and barley program that targets the major cereal growing areas of Australia. Tress Walmsley, Intergrain CEO, talks about the company's transition to the end point royalty system.

Plant breeder's rights
Wheat field
Published: 21 March 2016

One of the pioneers of end point royalties in Australia, Kerrie Gleeson from Australian Grain Technologies, shares his perspectives on how the end point royalties scheme has transformed the wheat breeding industry.

Plant breeder's rights
Published: 19 March 2016

Tom Damin takes us on a tour of Seed Distributors research farm at Virginia, South Australia. He talks about how plant breeder’s rights have helped Seed Distributors cover the cost of producing its unique variety of barley.

Plant breeder's rights
Leaf close up
Published: 19 March 2016

Dr Heather Bray (University of Adelaide), Dr Jane Rathgen (Adelaide Research and Innovation), and Doug Waterhouse (IP Australia) talk all things Plant Breeder's Rights (PBR) on Radio Adelaide.

Plant breeder's rights
wheat
Published: 19 March 2016

The plant breeder's rights (PBR) scheme has enabled the CSIRO to protect its IP rights over a new variety of water-use-efficient wheat developed through decades of research.

Plant breeder's rights
rose bush
Published: 18 March 2016

Tasmanian rose breeder Lilia Weatherly discovered an exciting new mutation, saw its potential and applied for plant breeder's rights (PBR). Within a short time she had licensed it to a nursery and turned her hobby into a business.

Plant breeder's rights
red apples
Published: 18 March 2016

Fleming's Nurseries' 'Zee Sweet' program was set up to provide a sustainable revenue stream for breeders of fruit varieties. It has become a model for production-based royalty programs internationally, and Fleming's is now a key player in the plant breeder's rights (PBR) system.

Plant breeder's rights
Sunburn plant variety (xdisphyllum)
Published: 12 March 2016

Attila Kapitany is passionate about plants. He has travelled the globe in search of unusual species, and when the perfect plant doesn't exist - he designs one.

In a year when his beloved succulents were dying in the harsh Aussie summer, Attila decided to breed a plant that could withstand extreme climatic conditions.

Plant breeder's rights