Supreme Court

Supreme Court Takes Up Monsanto Patent Case

Can company stop farmers from replanting their soybeans?


The Supreme Court has taken up a case where an Indiana farmer was ordered to pay more than $84,400 for infringing on Monsanto's patented genetically engineered seeds.

Monsanto has patented its genetically modified Roundup Ready soybeans that exhibit resistance to its glyphosate-based herbicides Roundup.

Its technology can be incorporated into a variety of crops, allowing farmers to fight weeds with glyphosate-based herbicide while not damaging their crops.