Supreme Court Seeks Bush Administration's Views On Replanting Patented Seeds

Law360, New York (November 16, 2004, 12:00 AM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has asked the Bush administration for guidance in a case that turns on agrochemical giant Monsanto Co.’s right to bar farmers from replanting patented seeds.

The Supreme Court has asked the Solicitor General to brief in the case expressing the views of the U.S. government. The Solicitor General is expected to side with Monsanto in the case, according to legal observers.

The Supreme Court has not yet decided whether to accept the case, but some of the questions it raises – such...
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