Federal Circuit Upholds Dow, Monsanto Patent Victory

Law360, New York (May 4, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- An appeals court has affirmed a ruling that chemicals manufacturers Monsanto Co. and the Dow Chemical Co. aren’t infringing three patents for genetically modified corn asserted by Swiss rival Syngenta AG.

The May 3 ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit was a blow to Syngenta’s Golden Valley, Minn.-based subsidiary, Syngenta Seeds Inc., which filed the lawsuit in July 2002 in Delaware District Court.

The dispute between the transatlantic rivals is one of several pending suits that claim the patents were infringed...
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