Bayer Must Pay Dow $5M In Fees In Corn Patent Loss

Law360, New York (June 9, 2010, 3:30 PM EDT) -- Bayer BioScience NV has been ordered to pay $4.9 million in attorneys' fees to Dow AgroSciences LLC following a ruling that four Bayer patents for genetically modified corn were invalid because of inequitable conduct before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Judge James A. Beaty Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina issued the ruling Tuesday, another blow to Bayer, which was ordered by a federal court in Missouri to pay nearly $8.4 million in attorneys' fees to Monsanto Co....
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