Deere, Great Plains Resolve Seed Tube Patent Row

Law360, New York (July 5, 2011, 12:15 PM EDT) -- Deere & Co. on Tuesday resolved a suit filed in Iowa accusing rival farm equipment heavyweight Great Plains Manufacturing Inc. of infringing a patent for seed tubes used in agricultural seeding machines.

U.S. District Judge John A. Jarvey signed off on a joint motion to dismiss the claims and counterclaims filed by the parties. Details of the settlement were kept under wraps.

“It was settled pretty early on,” said Shane Delsman of Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery, who represented Deere, adding that the companies reached an...
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