Ontario to Intervene In Monsanto Patent Lawsuit
Monsanto sued Schmeiser for allegedly growing herbicide-resistant canola in violation of its patent of the gene. Monsanto won in two lower-court decisions but Schmeiser is appealing to the Supreme Court.
Schmeiser argues that no one can patent genes, since they are natural life forms rather than human inventions. Ontario argues that a gene molecule is patentable but not the genetic information contained in...
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