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Farmer Tests Patent Law
Fri Feb 15, 2013 03:37 PM CST

OMAHA (DTN) -- Organic farming advocates and anti-biotech groups earlier this week trotted out Indiana farmer Vernon Bowman as the latest incarnation of a lone man with a slingshot looking to smite an invincible giant -- in this case, Monsanto Co.

But when the U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments Tuesday in Bowman vs. Monsanto, justices won't be hearing a simple case about saving seeds. The high court's decision could have widespread implications not just for agriculture, but a broad array of technological innovations in other industries, as ...

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