Federal Circuit Sides With Monsanto In Licensing Spat

Law360, New York (August 16, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has partially affirmed a decision involving Monsanto Co., dismissing claims of patent misuse and antitrust violations hurled at the agrochemical giant over its Roundup Ready licensing arrangements.

On Wednesday, the Federal Circuit upheld a decision handed down by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi, rejecting the allegations of defendant Scruggs Farm.

The dispute revolves around the licensing deals connected to Monsanto’s genetically engineered soybean and cotton seeds, known by the trade name Roundup...
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