Dow Escapes Bayer IP Suit Over Herbicide-Resistant Soybean

Law360, New York (October 8, 2013, 3:52 PM EDT) -- Dow AgroSciences LLC was cleared Monday of allegations by Bayer CropScience AG that Dow's herbicide-resistant Enlist E3 seed infringed several patents, with a Delaware federal judge ruling that Dow had a valid license to make its product.

U.S. District Judge Renee Marie Bumb granted a summary judgment motion from Dow, ruling that the company had been granted a sublicense to produce the genetically modified, weed-killer-resistant soybean seeds described in Bayer's patents.

The court rejected Bayer's arguments that MS Technologies LLC, the patent licensee that purportedly gave...
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