Iowa AG Rakes Monsanto For Seed Licensing Info

Law360, New York (September 14, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Only days after Monsanto Co. settled a patent infringement suit with the Iowa State University Research Foundation over certain types of altered soybeans, the agricultural titan has been hit with an antitrust probe over its seed licensing and marketing programs.

Monsanto revealed on Thursday that it would turn over information regarding its seed-, trait- and chemistry-related licensing and marketing programs to the Iowa attorney general's office.

Monsanto did not specify why the attorney general had initiated the civil investigative demand, but said that it broadly licenses...
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