Judge Chucks Monsanto’s Claims In Corn Row

Law360, New York (May 10, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In a blow to biotechnology giant Monsanto Co., a federal Delaware judge has ruled in favor of Swiss archrival Syngenta AG in a long-standing brawl over the rights to an herbicide-resistant type of genetically modified corn.

On Wednesday, U.S. District Court Judge Sue Robinson issued summary judgment on the grounds of non-infringement in the case, ruling that Syngenta did not violate a trio of Monsanto patents in its work with GA21 corn.

Reeling from the decision, Monsanto has already vowed to appeal, promising that the battle...
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