In Dispute: Bowman v. Monsanto

A discussion of the Bowman v. Monsanto Co. litigation where Monsanto sued a 74-year-old Indiana farmer for allegedly infringing Monsanto's patented Roundup Ready® seeds by planting commodity seeds containing the patented technology purchased from a local grain elevator and saving and replanting later generations of those seeds. The key issue is how the patent exhaustion doctrine applies, if at all, to patented replicating technologies.

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