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Monsanto Sues DuPont Over Patent For Crops

Law360 (May 5, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Agricultural giant Monsanto Co. has sued rival DuPont Co. for allegedly infringing a patent on herbicide-resistant genetically modified soybeans and corn.

The suit, filed Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, accuses DuPont and its subsidiary Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc. of infringing U.S. Patent Number RE 39,247E, a reissue of U.S. Patent Number 5,633,435. The patent covers Monsanto's Roundup Ready soybean and corn technology, which makes the crops resistant to Monsanto's popular Roundup herbicide.

DuPont has licensed the Roundup Ready technology...
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