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Plant Variety Licensing


Royalties from licensing provide sustaining support for the WSU breeding programs and allied programs that contribute to cultivar development and update and build modern infrastructure and other capacities that will foster the creation of market-competitive varieties.

The CAHNRS Office of Research handles plant variety licensing activities. All parties interested in licensing WSU cereal grain varieties and horticultural cultivars should be referred to Jeremy Tamsen email or at 509-335-6881.

Utility Patents & Plant Varieties

searchable catalog of licensable WSU varieties is maintained by the WSU Office of Commercialization. A dashboard for all patented technologies associated with WSU’s College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences (CAHNRS), including plant patents and plant variety protected (PVP)-varieties, is also available.