seedling.jpgIPNews® – The U.S. Supreme Court said Friday that it will hear a soybean farmer’s appeal of his loss in Monsanto Co.’s patent infringement lawsuit over his planting of second-generation descendants of Monsanto’s genetically modified patented seeds.

The case will test the limits of how far patent protection extends for self-replicating technologies like seeds. In the September 2011 ruling on appeal, the Federal Circuit affirmed the Indiana district court’s grant of summary judgment of infringement to Monsanto. To continue reading, click: Monsanto Seed Patent Dispute Goes To Supreme Court