High Court Backs Monsanto
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Mon May 13, 2013 11:52 AM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- If you liked the idea of buying glyphosate-resistant soybeans from the grain elevator and planting them as a second crop, you better think twice about the decision.

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday that Indiana farmer Vernon Bowman violated U.S. patent laws by buying soybeans from the bin to double crop. In a ruling crafted by Associate Justice Elena Kagan, the high court said Bowman was effectively making duplicate copies of patented technology owned by Monsanto Co.

Bowman became a symbol of the little man fighting a multi-national corporation all the way to the Supreme Court ...

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