"The assertion that Monsanto would pursue patent infringement against farmers that have no interest in using the company's
The rationale for infinite generational patent protection was given by Chief Justice Roberts in his opening question to Bowman's lawyer: "Why in the world would anybody spend any money to try to improve the seed if as soon as they sold the first one anybody could grow more and have as many of those seeds as they want?"
"If they then claim that I can't use that, they're forcing their patent on me," Bowman said. "No law was ever passed that
The Supreme Court's decision to hear the case has raised the hopes of those backing Bowman. Transgenic crops, which splices
Previous health claims from farmers have foundered because of the difficulty of establishing clear links between illnesses