Jury Favors Monsanto In Patent Dispute With Bayer

Law360, New York (November 22, 2005, 12:00 AM EST) -- A jury has ruled in favor of Monsanto Co. in the company’s patent dispute with rival Bayer CropScience over an insect-protection technology for corn.

Monsanto said the jury found that it did not infringe a U.S. patent assigned to Bayer CropScience and that the patent was invalid.

"The jury's findings are further confirmation that Monsanto's scientists were the first to invent the Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) insect-resistant corn technology and prove that it works," said Robert T. Fraley, Ph.D., executive vice president and chief technology officer for...
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