German pharmaceutical Schwabe announces withdrawal of 5 pelargonium patents
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Pelargonium: EPO publishes grounds for Schwabe patent revocation
From the Cape Times Newspaper - January 28, 2010 Edition 1 CRAIG MCKUNE MEMBERS of a small Eastern Cape community are elated after taking on a German pharmaceutical giant over a patent to produce extracts from two local plant species - and winning. "This is the first time that a patent is challenged successfully by Africans.