Dow Can't Shake $456M Plant Patent Arbitration Loss

Law360, Los Angeles (January 15, 2016, 9:47 PM EST) -- Dow will have to pay a $456 million arbitration award to Bayer in a dispute over four patents for genetically modifying plants, a Virginia federal judge ruled Friday, saying Dow’s motion to vacate the award isn’t an appropriate way to relitigate the case.

Bayer initially sued Dow in January 2012, contending that Dow violated its intellectual property by selling vectors used to make plants and seeds containing a genetic modification. (Credit: AP) U.S. District Judge Raymond A. Jackson confirmed the International Chamber of Commerce International Court...
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