U.S. justices rule for Monsanto in patent fight
WASHINGTON May 13 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday that an Indiana farmer violated giant agribusiness company Monsanto Co's patent for a type of soybean.
In a case closely watched by the biotechnology industry, the court agreed unanimously with Monsanto that Vernon Bowman, 75, had performed an end-run around the law when he bought soybean grain typically used for animal feed but planted it instead.
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