Monsanto Wins $84,456 in US Supreme Court Case Against an Indiana Farmer

May 14, 2013 by  
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Farming will never be the same after the United States Supreme Court ruled unanimously in favor of Monsanto in a seed patenting case against an Indiana farmer that some had hoped would break the company’s monopoly on modern agriculture. Monsanto sued Vernon Bowman after he purchased their Roundup Ready Soybeans from a grain elevator to plant a late second crop, The Guardian reports . Bowman argued that the patent was exhausted since he bought the seeds from a third party, but the corporate giant said he had agreed not to save any of the harvest for replanting when he entered into a contract to purchase their seeds. Justice Elena Kagan agreed that patent exhaustion did not apply in this case and the court ordered Bowman to pay $84,456. Read the rest of Monsanto Wins $84,456 in US Supreme Court Case Against an Indiana Farmer Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Environment , farming , genetically modified organisms , GMO , Indiana farmer , Indiana Farmer loses to Monsanto , Monsanto , News , patent exhaustion , roundup ready , Supreme Court agriculture case , US seed patenting        

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Monsanto Wins $84,456 in US Supreme Court Case Against an Indiana Farmer

Monsanto Wins $84,456 in US Supreme Court Case Against an Indiana Farmer

May 14, 2013 by  
Filed under Eco, Green

Farming will never be the same after the United States Supreme Court ruled unanimously in favor of Monsanto in a seed patenting case against an Indiana farmer that some had hoped would break the company’s monopoly on modern agriculture. Monsanto sued Vernon Bowman after he purchased their Roundup Ready Soybeans from a grain elevator to plant a late second crop, The Guardian reports . Bowman argued that the patent was exhausted since he bought the seeds from a third party, but the corporate giant said he had agreed not to save any of the harvest for replanting when he entered into a contract to purchase their seeds. Justice Elena Kagan agreed that patent exhaustion did not apply in this case and the court ordered Bowman to pay $84,456. Read the rest of Monsanto Wins $84,456 in US Supreme Court Case Against an Indiana Farmer Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Environment , farming , genetically modified organisms , GMO , Indiana farmer , Indiana Farmer loses to Monsanto , Monsanto , News , patent exhaustion , roundup ready , Supreme Court agriculture case , US seed patenting        

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Monsanto Wins $84,456 in US Supreme Court Case Against an Indiana Farmer

Monsanto Wins $84,456 in US Supreme Court Case Against an Indiana Farmer

May 14, 2013 by  
Filed under Eco, Green

Farming will never be the same after the United States Supreme Court ruled unanimously in favor of Monsanto in a seed patenting case against an Indiana farmer that some had hoped would break the company’s monopoly on modern agriculture. Monsanto sued Vernon Bowman after he purchased their Roundup Ready Soybeans from a grain elevator to plant a late second crop, The Guardian reports . Bowman argued that the patent was exhausted since he bought the seeds from a third party, but the corporate giant said he had agreed not to save any of the harvest for replanting when he entered into a contract to purchase their seeds. Justice Elena Kagan agreed that patent exhaustion did not apply in this case and the court ordered Bowman to pay $84,456. Read the rest of Monsanto Wins $84,456 in US Supreme Court Case Against an Indiana Farmer Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Environment , farming , genetically modified organisms , GMO , Indiana farmer , Indiana Farmer loses to Monsanto , Monsanto , News , patent exhaustion , roundup ready , Supreme Court agriculture case , US seed patenting        

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Monsanto Wins $84,456 in US Supreme Court Case Against an Indiana Farmer

Monsanto Wins $84,456 in US Supreme Court Case Against an Indiana Farmer

May 14, 2013 by  
Filed under Eco, Green

Farming will never be the same after the United States Supreme Court ruled unanimously in favor of Monsanto in a seed patenting case against an Indiana farmer that some had hoped would break the company’s monopoly on modern agriculture. Monsanto sued Vernon Bowman after he purchased their Roundup Ready Soybeans from a grain elevator to plant a late second crop, The Guardian reports . Bowman argued that the patent was exhausted since he bought the seeds from a third party, but the corporate giant said he had agreed not to save any of the harvest for replanting when he entered into a contract to purchase their seeds. Justice Elena Kagan agreed that patent exhaustion did not apply in this case and the court ordered Bowman to pay $84,456. Read the rest of Monsanto Wins $84,456 in US Supreme Court Case Against an Indiana Farmer Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Environment , farming , genetically modified organisms , GMO , Indiana farmer , Indiana Farmer loses to Monsanto , Monsanto , News , patent exhaustion , roundup ready , Supreme Court agriculture case , US seed patenting        

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Monsanto Wins $84,456 in US Supreme Court Case Against an Indiana Farmer

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