Would the supreme court case have any effect?
There's a case before the supreme court brought by Monsanto (I think). They (and competitors) are offering mostly GMO seeds, which are expensive and patented.
A farmer saved his soybean seed from his crop of GMO soybeans and planted them the next year. Monsanto sued him for patent infringement.
The farmer's lawyers are saying you can't patent a naturally occuring substance, such as a seed.
Would that have any effect on patented hosta? Woudl the additional plants that naturally occur be the same as a seed? That was my first thought when I heard about the case.