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Dow wins US GM maize case

A US court has granted a partial summary judgement to Dow AgroSciences subsidiary Mycogen Seeds in a lawsuit against DuPont seed subsidiary Pioneer Hi-Bred International. Mycogen challenged Pioneer’s right to sell genetically modified maize hybrids containing the Herculex 1 insect resistance trait to regional seed companies through Pioneer’s Proaccess business. Mycogen maintained that the practice had interfered with its exclusive right to license the technology to those companies and breached the 1995 agreement between the two firms.


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