Organic Farmers Ask High Court To Hear Monsanto Seed Case

Law360, Los Angeles (September 05, 2013, 6:11 PM ET) -- A group of farmers on Thursday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear their appeal of a Federal Circuit dismissal of their lawsuit alleging that contamination by Monsanto Co.'s genetically engineered seed renders them liable for patent infringement, arguing they face significant threats of litigation.

The Federal Circuit erred in ruling that Monsanto's assurances that it doesn't file patent suits over “trace amounts” of seeds rendered the farmers' action moot, since the organic farmers, seed businesses and agricultural organizations face possible contamination by larger amounts, according...
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