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Intellectual Property

High court rules against Indiana farmer in patent case

High court rules against Indiana farmer in patent case

WASHINGTON | The Supreme Court said Monday that an Indiana farmer violated Monsanto Co.'s patents on soybean seeds that are resistant to its weed-killer by growing additional crops without buying new beans.

May 13, 2013 11:15 am
Patents and trademarks: My plants broke the law

Patents and trademarks: My plants broke the law

To be offered patent protection, a seed variety must not have been sold in the U.S. for longer than a year, or elsewhere for longer than four years. The variety must also reproduce reliably and be distinct.

January 02, 2013 12:00 am
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