Month: May 2013

The Drift of Genetically Engineered Seeds

Assume for instance that a farmer buys, say, a mix of “soya seeds” from a local grain elevator, and sow them. Later, it turns out that, the undifferentiated mix of seeds also contained “Patented Genetically Engineered (GE) seeds”. Will it be an act of infringement??? For centuries, farmers have saved seeds from season to season … Continue reading The Drift of Genetically Engineered Seeds

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VERNON HUGH BOWMANv/s MONSANTO COMPANY et al. (US No. 11-796, 2013) Case of Patent Exhaustion

Gajendra Khichi, an intern at Khurana and Khurana talks about case of patent exhaustion or doctrine of exhaustion. Through this post, he gives special emphasis on the recent case of Vernon Hugh Bowman v/s Monsanto Company et al., which created quite a stir regarding patentability of seeds and plants. Today, when you acquire a new patented machine, … Continue reading VERNON HUGH BOWMANv/s MONSANTO COMPANY et al. (US No. 11-796, 2013) Case of Patent Exhaustion

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