Fed. Circ. Questions Farmers' Standing In Monsanto Seed Suit

Law360, Washington (January 10, 2013, 4:08 PM EST) -- Two Federal Circuit judges criticized a preemptive strike by several farmer groups against seed patent litigation by Monsanto Co. during oral arguments Thursday, saying the farmers haven't shown the company would sue them for harvesting a negligible number of seeds that strayed onto their land. 

Although the hundreds of thousands of farmers claim they have standing to challenge Monsanto's seed patents in order to prevent costly lawsuits if genetically modified seeds showed up in their fields, the judges said the groups' allegations were implausible and lacked...
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