Dow Wants Review Of $455M Weed Control Patent Loss

Dow AgroSciences LLC asked the full Federal Circuit on Friday to review a decision upholding a $455 million arbitration award to Bayer CropScience NV in a dispute over weed control patents, arguing that the award flouted public policy.

A Federal Circuit panel held in March that judicial review of arbitration awards is “very limited” and that ordinary legal or factual error is not a ground for disturbing a decision. But Dow argued in its petition for en banc rehearing that the panel’s approach failed to give...

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