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Monsanto resumes collection of RR soybean royalties in Brazil

3:05 PM MST | December 4, 2012 | Rebecca Coons

The Court of Justice of the State of Mato Gross, Brazil's largest soybean-growing state, has ruled that Monsanto can resume royalty collections for its ubiquitous Roundup Ready (RR) soybeans until a legal dispute over the seed's patent term is determined. The ruling, which modifies a 17 March injunction handed down by Mato Grosso's state appellate court, is the latest development in a lawsuit filed by a consortium of Mato Grosso farming groups and Famato, Mato Grosso’s agricultural federation, against Monsanto in mid-September. The suit alleges intellectual...

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