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FEB 19, 2013 - Yahoo! News

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Justices hostile to farmer's argument against Monsanto

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Supreme Court justices signaled on Tuesday that agribusiness giant Monsanto Co was in a strong position to claim that an Indiana farmer violated its patent for a type of soybean. In a case closely watched by the biotechnology industry, the court is considering whether 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. The soybean crop turned out to contain Monsanto's patented genetics. ...

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