Farmer Strikes Out In Monsanto Seed Replanting Suit

Law360, New York (January 8, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused the appeal of a Mississippi farmer found to have infringed Monsanto Co.'s patents by replanting the agrichemical giant's soybean seeds – leaving intact the damages levied against him and capping the suit's long stint in court.

In pushing for the High Court to reconsider the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit's affirmation of a 2005 judgment awarding Monsanto damages, Homan McFarling argued that any putative damages would have been suffered by the companies that distributed the seed,...
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