Gallery: Monsanto Has Sued Hundreds of Small Farmers, Heads to the Supr...

 

Biotech Goliath Monsanto is well-known for its litigious tendencies among farmers, having sued hundreds of them over the years to the tune of over 23 million dollars, according to a recent report. Now the company is headed to the Supreme Court over a battle with a small Indiana farmer that many are hoping will result in the re-examination of current seed patent law, which has resulted in near domination of genetically modified seed in some US crops.

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  1. charleskafka June 12, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    i need a list of lawsuits that monsanto initiated

  2. KenJones May 17, 2013 at 3:26 am

    Patents only last twenty years, I think some of Monsanto\\\\\\\’s have already expired. These could well inspire a whole generation of backyard GM inventors trying out ideas in their own fields and patenting themselves without attorneys, by simply rewriting Monsanto expired patents and adding in their own modifications. This can even even be done right now. These days you can do the whole patent process online, internationally. Even applying for a US Provisional patent is not the cheapest way to go, apply for a UK patent and you get a year to pay any fees and your UK Filing Date is good for your Non-Provisional US Patent. If nobody is interested in a year, just abandon your patent and it has cost you nothing. If someone is interested the royalty advance can pay the fees. A great cheap Amazon ebook which explains all this is DIY Patent Online, it includes links to search and filing sites and lists all the fees, plus you can even read some of it free. They also have a website but aren\\\\\\\’t trying to sell their services like most patent sites. Attorney\\\\\\\’s must love them. Populations need to be fed and until World population begins to contract, Monsanto is in business. However like all products Monsanto will hit a maturity barrier and that is when new backyard GM seed inventors, working in a similar way to Vernon Bowman and doing the patents themselves, could be in for a field day. Literally.

  3. JerryJ February 13, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    And this is the company who’s head is also currently the head of the FDA. No conflict there. Uh-uh

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