Canada Supreme Court To Rule In Monsanto Patent Case On Friday

Law360, New York (May 18, 2004, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Canada's Supreme Court is expected to rule Friday in a closely watched dispute involving a farmer accused by Monsanto Co. of illegally growing an herbicide-resistant canola variety.

At the center of the litigation is a gene Monsanto invented, patented and introduced into canola in 1996. It makes canola plants resistant to a common weed-control herbicide the company markets, known as Roundup.

The resulting strain of canola — Roundup Ready — can survive applications of Roundup, and its progeny are equally resistant. Approximately 20,000 farmers now plant...
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