Syngenta, DuPont Settle Corn Seed Patent Suit, But Trial Proceeds Against Other Defendants

Law360, New York (November 30, 2004, 12:00 AM EST) -- Swiss agricultural biotech company Syngenta and U.S. rival DuPont have settled their litigation over patents for pest-resistant corn, on the eve of the opening of the trial in federal court in Delaware.

The agreement settles claims Syngenta Seeds, Inc. had brought against DuPont subsidiary Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. in a 2002 patent infringement lawsuit involving Pioneer, Monsanto, Dow AgroSciences and Dow unit Mycogen.

The trial against the other three defendants was scheduled to proceed according to schedule on Tuesday before the U.S. District Court for the...
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