Last month Washington State University filed a lawsuit in federal court against a Yakima grower for allegedly infringing on its patent of an apple. The apple at the center of this controversy is WA-2. WSU claimed in the January 22nd filing that Pro Orchard Management along with Apple King grew and sold the variety, commonly known as Sunrise Magic without a license. The suit alleges the companies also sold budwood without permission as well.
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This isn’t the first time WSU has sued to protect its apple patents. Two years ago, the university sued Phytelligence for allegedly infringing on its patent of WA-38, better known as Cosmic Crisp.
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