Posted by Società Italiana Brevetti on Thursday June 20th, 2013

A Comparative Look at Bowman vs. Monsanto in the European Context By Claudio Germinario

On 13 May 2013 the US Supreme Court upheld the decisions of the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and of the District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, holding in favour of Monsanto in the Bowman v. Monsanto dispute concerning Monsanto’s patent rights on the Roundup Ready soybean.

What would the outcome have been had the case had been brought before a court of law in Europe?

Author Claudio Germinario finds out by comparing US and European Union laws on patenting life science technology.

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