Monsanto Beats Farmers’ Bid To Block Stray Seed IP Suits

Law360, New York (February 27, 2012, 5:52 PM EST) -- A New York federal judge on Friday tossed a suit filed against Monsanto Co. by a group of organic farmers seeking to block potential litigation should patented Monsanto seeds stray onto their land, calling the suit an obvious attempt to create controversy.

U.S. District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald granted Monsanto’s motion to dismiss the suit lodged by the Public Patent Foundation on behalf of 83 farmers, seed sellers and other agricultural groups, saying the farmers’ claims of possible future patent infringement litigation was a “transparent effort...
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