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Rulings uphold Dow AgroSciences in two patent disputes with Bayer

9:12 AM MDT | October 9, 2012 | Lindsay Frost

Two affiliates of Dow AgroSciences will receive a $5.3 million award against Bayer Bioscience in a lawsuit over Bayer’s bacillus thuringiensis biotechnology patents that were found unenforceable due to inequitable conduct, according to a release from Dow. The suit was originally filed in 1995 by Plant Genetic Systems (PGS), a subsidiary of Bayer Bioscience, claiming that the insect resistant corn products from the affiliates of Dow—Mycogen Plant Sciences and Agrigenetics—had violated two PGS patents. “We are pleased with the ruling, which...

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