Iowa State Lodges Suit Against Monsanto

Law360, New York (May 22, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The Iowa State University Research Foundation Inc. has filed a lawsuit against Monsanto Company, alleging the seed giant infringed on its patent for creating soybeans that lower the amount of trans fats in foods.

The lawsuit, filed Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa, seeks—among other things—a declaration that no settlement was reached during meetings between the parties held earlier this year.

The suit said that as early as 1968, professors at Iowa State started developing soybeans with low linolenic acid...
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