Category Archives: Ag Biotechnology

“The Good Wife” Defends GMOs

Last Sunday’s episode of “The Good Wife” featured a Christian mediation between a farmer (Robert Joy) sued by a Pioneer-like company, represented by the actor Richard Thomas, for saving GMO corn seed for replanting. The facts were a mash-up of … Continue reading

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Patentability Issues for Plants in the EPO

While this decision from the EPO Technical Board of Appeal raises more questions than it answers, it does a very good job of framing the issues and uncertainty regarding the patentability of plants in the EPO. The claim was to … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Decides Bowman v. Monsanto for Monsanto

On May 13th, a unanimous Court found that the doctrine of patent exhaustion “does not allow the purchaser to make new copies of the patented invention.” [A copy of decision is at the end of this post.] In this case, the patented … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Hears “Replicant Soy Bean” Appeal

Since I did a perfectly concise, coherent even, post when the Supreme Court granted cert. in Monsanto v. Bowman back in October, I don’t really have a lot to add. The bloggers and news services have paid a lot of … Continue reading

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