Does patent exhaust in self replicating product?

Bowman vs. Monsanto (with Video)

By Nina Settappa

February 19, 2013 Updated Feb 19, 2013 at 9:36 AM EDT

WASHINGTON, D.C. (www.incnow.tv) – A big decision in the Supreme Court for farmers nationwide.

The debate of Bowman vs. Monsanto is a case between a small time southwestern Indiana farmer and an agribusiness giant. Vernon Hugh Bowman was sued by Monsanto after using a bi-product of a Monsanto seed crop yield to grow a different soy bean crop that would be impervious to pesticides.

The High Court will decide whether what he did violated patent law.




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