Tech giants Apple and Microsoft and the Justice Department are siding with Creve Coeur based Monsanto in high court hearing.
For the second time in the current United State Supreme Court session, justices will be hearing a case with connections to Creve Coeur. Read: Pattonville Grad Argues DWI Case at U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday, the court takes up arguments brought by an Indiana farmer Vernon Bowman against Creve Coeur-based agrigiant Monsanto. The questions, according to the court? Whether a Federal Circuit erred by (1) refusing to find patent exhaustion in patented seeds even after an authorized sale and by (2) creating an exception to the doctrine of patent exhaustion for self-replicating technologies? Connect: Facebook | Twitter | Newsletters | Blogging | Posting Photos | Announcements | Events
The ruling is the latest in a series of cases between the Creve Coeur-based firm and DuPont.
A St. Louis federal court jury ruled in favor Creve Coeur-based Monsanto Wednesday, awarding a billion dollars in damages to the firm after determining that DuPont "had willfully infringed a patent covering Roundup Ready soybeans," The New York Times reported. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that the case stemmed from Monsanto's contention that DuPont violated an earlier agreement between the two firms when it combined Roundup Ready with its own product Optimum GAT. DuPont vowed to appeal the verdict. DuPont Statement “DuPont believes that the evidence presented during the trial demonstrated clearly that Monsanto’s Roundup Ready® soybean patent (RE 39,247) is invalid and unenforceable and that Monsanto intentionally deceived the …