Robinson Bradshaw

Topic: soybean DNA

Monsanto: Planting the Seeds of Discord

Few patent cases in recent years have provoked as much public outcry as Bowman v. Monsanto Co. (pdf) —in fact, I’d rank it second behind only Myriad. The case concerns Monsanto’s right to control harvesting and replanting of subsequent generations of its patented, genetically modified Roundup Ready seed. But that discord did not extend to the […]

European Court Issues Gene Patent Ruling Against Monsanto—A Myriad Connection?

In another significant international development, on July 6, the Court of Justice of the European Union (more commonly known by its old name, the European Court of Justice or ECJ) ruled against Monsanto Technology LLC (pdf) in its suit against an Argentine company called Cetera and several other parties. The Court sat in a 13-member […]