Lawyers Weigh In On Supreme Court's Monsanto Ruling

Law360, New York (May 13, 2013, 9:20 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that an Indiana farmer violated Monsanto Co.'s patents on herbicide-resistant soybean plants by replanting seeds, striking down his argument that the agribusiness giant had exhausted its control of the genetically modified seed. Here, attorneys tell Law360 why the unanimous ruling in Bowman v. Monsanto Co. et al. is important.

Michael J. Belliveau, Clark & Elbing LLP

"There is little remarkable about the opinion — the court ruled as all pundits thought and for the reasons all predicted. The one interesting bit is Justice [Elena] Kagan’s final paragraph, where she goes on record to state that...

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