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MONSANTO'S ROUNDUP READY PATENT RIGHTS CASE TO BE HEARD BY SUPREME COURT
Source: Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal reports the U.S. Supreme Court will hear an Indiana farmer's appeal that challenges the scope of Monsanto's patent rights on its Roundup Ready seeds.

The newspaper reports the company, whose genetically modified seeds produce crops that are resistant to herbicide, has required farmers to use the patented seeds only for a single crop and not save the "second-generation" seeds from the harvest.

It continues, "In a short written order, the Supreme Court said it would consider the planting tactics of Indiana farmer Vernon Bowman, who appealed to the justices after Monsanto successfully sued him for patent infringement in the lower courts."

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