Monsanto’s $9M Seed Patent Win OK’d Without Treble Damages

Law360, New York (September 7, 2012, 8:59 PM EDT) -- A Mississippi federal judge on Friday let stand a nearly $9 million jury award in favor of Monsanto Co. in its case over a farmer's alleged unauthorized use of the company's patented Roundup Ready seeds, but said enhancing the damages would be unjust.

U.S. District Judge Michael P. Mills said that while it is clear that farmer Mitchell Scruggs infringed Monsanto’s patent protections on the Roundup Ready genetically modified seeds and should face punishment for doing so, he does not deserve to be “financially ruined” for...
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