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Monsanto Wins Round in Transgenic Infringement Suit

1:55 PM MDT | March 13, 2012 | Kara Sissell

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York has dismissed a lawsuit filed by organic growers seeking protection from potential patent infringement lawsuits by Monsanto in the event that transgenic plants are found in organic farmers’ crops. The plaintiffs cite cases where Monsanto has sued growers who have allegedly used Monsanto’s genetically modified seeds without paying royalties. Judge Naomi Buchwald dismissed the suit saying there is no evidence of infringement by the plaintiffs and no evidence that it may occur. Organic growers...

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