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Justices Exhaust Seed Case
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Tue Feb 19, 2013 03:34 PM CST

WASHINGTON (DTN) -- U.S. Supreme Court justices seemed skeptical Tuesday of a farmer's attorney who argued his client isn't violating a Monsanto patent by buying soybeans from a grain elevator to plant with the expectation that those soybeans would carry the Roundup Ready trait.

Vernon Bowman, a 75-year-old farmer from Indiana, bought soybeans from a local grain elevator as a cheaper way to get a double-crop planting following winter wheat. He did so counting on the prospect that a high percentage of the seeds would be Roundup Ready.

Monsanto Co. sued Bowman in 2007 for patent infringement. Monsanto won at ...

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