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U.S. Supreme Court Sides with Monsanto in Seed Patent Case

The Supreme Court ruled unanimously yesterday in favor of Monsanto in Bowman v. Monsanto, a case involving Monsanto’s recombinant, Roundup Ready® seeds. The opinion rejected the arguments from petitioner, Indiana farmer...more

5/17/2013 - Bowman v Monsanto First Sale Doctrine Genetically Engineered Seed Monsanto Patent Exhaustion SCOTUS Seeds

Bowman v. Monsanto: Oral Argument

The Supreme Court heard oral argument today in Bowman v. Monsanto Co., with Mark P. Walters representing Farmer Bowman, Seth Waxman representing Monsanto, and Melissa Arbus Sherry representing the Department of Justice. ...more

2/20/2013 - Bowman v Monsanto Genetically Engineered Seed Infringement Patent Exhaustion Patents SCOTUS

Parties Reiterate Arguments from Certiorari Petitions in Briefs to Supreme Court

On the brink of oral argument before the Supreme Court on Tuesday, it may be helpful to reiterate (as do the parties) the arguments from Petitioner Farmer Bowman and Respondent Monsanto, Inc. in Bowman v. Monsanto....more

2/19/2013 - Bowman v Monsanto Genetically Engineered Seed Infringement License Agreements Patent Exhaustion

It Ain't Necessarily So Down on the Farm: Not All Farmers Agree with Farmer Bowman in Bowman v. Monsanto

The "conventional wisdom" surrounding the Bowman v. Monsanto case now before the Supreme Court on certiorari is that it is "David v. Goliath," the salt-of-the-earth farmer versus the corporate monolith, and an example of the...more

2/1/2013 - Biotechnology Bowman v Monsanto Farms Genetically Engineered Seed Infringement Patent Exhaustion Patents SCOTUS Seeds

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