Re: [tomato] green zebra developer? (
Thu, 18 Jan 2001 11:12:16 EST

Tom, I don't know if it would do any good, but you might want to see if you 
could find an intellectual property lawyer who could protect your work and 
would accept as a fee some percentage of the profits.  I don't know if you 
could find someone capable who would do that, but it might be worth asking.


In a message dated 01/18/2001 12:55:01 AM Central Standard Time, writes:

 To Byron and others,
      I wouldn't mind it so much if the Green Zebra will open some doors for 
 me.   I developed the Green Grape tomato too, but only a few places on the 
 web or in catalogs will show that I have developed them through 
      I could name people and companies that have used my material without my 
 acknowledgement, but this is an on-going thing.  You have to have money to 
 protect yourself, and contracts of the past were broken numerous times.  If 
 you have no money, going to court is out of the question.  
     I have tons of new material so much better than my old lines that I feel 
 that the future still holds some promise.  I have a Green Zebra that has 
 Fusarium 1,2,and 3 tolerance, verticulium tol., TMV tolererance, nematode 
 tolerance, chilling tolerance, and so on.  If the public doen't need that 
 then maybe the producers do.  I have hybrid lines that would avoid the OP 
 problem.  I have too much invested in my work to send out seed again without 
 some job or investment with an outside entity.  With double digit 
 unemployment in my area of the country, I have not had a full time job in 10 
 years, and I try somewhat to survive with sub. teaching jobs.
 Tom of Bakersfield