seedling.jpgIPNews® – The United States Supreme Court will rule on the doctrine of patent exhaustion as it relates to self-replicating products.

Monsanto sued Vernon Bowman, a farmer who recreated and planted patented Roundup Ready soybean seeds he bought from Monsanto, for patent infringement.  Bowman argues that the patent exhaustion doctrine takes away any power Monsanto has over the seeds when he purchased them, but Monsanto argues that he infringed its patent by recreating the patented product. 

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