Monsanto loses 2nd RR patent case
Monsanto has lost a UK High Court case against the agricultural products company, Cargill International, for breach of its UK patent on genetically modified glyphosate-tolerant Roundup Ready soybean technology. Cargill was exporting soybean meal that was produced from Roundup Ready soybeans in Argentina. The defeat is the second reverse for the company in its efforts to collect payments for the use of its technology in Argentina. It lost an action against a Spanish importer in a Spanish court last month (Agrow No 528, p 10).