Monsanto Avoids Patent Claims In Antitrust Saga

Law360, New York (April 22, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge overseeing long-running antitrust litigation against Monsanto Co. over its genetically modified soybean seeds and corn has rejected the plaintiffs' attempts to add patent claims to the putative class action, ruling that it is too late in the game to introduce such claims.

Judge E. Richard Webber of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri denied a request brought by lead plaintiff Hilmer Schoenbaum on behalf of himself and others to tack on several patent claims to the case, as the...
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