Tag: Monsanto

Monsanto’s Patent on Method of Producing Transgenic Plants refused by IPAB

Monsanto’s Indian patent application 2407/DEL/NP/2006 on transgenic plants with heat/salt/draught tolerant plants is rejected by IPAB.  The subject patent application is directed to a method of producing a draught/stress/heat/salt/drug tolerant transgenic plants by inserting a recombinant DNA molecule that expresses a cold shock protein CspA or CspB. The subject patent application was rejected by the … Continue reading Monsanto’s Patent on Method of Producing Transgenic Plants refused by IPAB

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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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Opposition against Monsanto’s European Patent on a virus resistant Melon Plant variety

Dr. Vandana Shiva, an Indian Environmental Activist has lent her support to “No Patent on Seeds”, a European coalition, in opposing the European Patent EP1962578 granted to Monsanto in May 2011. The Patent claims a melon variety having resistance to Curcurbit Yellow Stunting Disorder Virus (CYSDV) with virus resistance traits taken from melon varieties found … Continue reading Opposition against Monsanto’s European Patent on a virus resistant Melon Plant variety

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Soy Meal a “Dead Material”- No Functional DNA

A Patent Infringement suit was filed by Monsanto Technology LLC against Cefetra, Vopak Agencies and Alfred C. Toepfer International GmbH, for exporting soy meal from Argentina to European Community. The judgement was carried out by the court of justice of European Communities “Grand Chamber”. Preliminary ruling under Article 234 EC from the Rechtbank’s’Gravenhage (Netherlands). Introduction: … Continue reading Soy Meal a “Dead Material”- No Functional DNA

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