Federal Circuit Revives Patent Suit Between Monsanto, Bayer

Law360, New York (March 31, 2004, 12:00 AM EST) -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit of Washington has remanded a lawsuit between Monsanto Co. and rival Bayer BioScience to a St. Louis federal court, ruling that the lower court mistakenly dismissed the case two years ago.

The decision revives a dispute over patents for a technology used in insect-resistant corn, some two years after the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri dismissed the suit. Monsanto had argued the four patents in question were unenforceable.

The questioned patents claim various...
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