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CLIMATE READY GM CROPS: THE PATENT RACE

Patents/Intellectual Property Rights

SOURCE: ClimateChangeCorp.com
AUTHOR: Rajesh Chhabara
URL: http://www.climatechangecorp.com/content.asp?ContentID=5644
DATE: 17.09.2008

The world's big seed companies face claims of bio-piracy and a tough fight with activists as they race to secure patents for climate-proof GM crops.

MONSANTO SUES OVER PATENTED SEED

Patents/Intellectual Property Rights

SOURCE: Centre Daily Times, USA
AUTHOR: Lisa M. Brownlee
URL: http://www.centredaily.com/business/story/794006.html
DATE: 24.08.2008

MONSANTO PATENT FIGHT ENSNARES MISSOURI FARM TOWN

Patents/Intellectual Property Rights

SOURCE: CBS 4 Denver, USA
AUTHOR: The Associated Press
URL: http://cbs4denver.com/businesswire/22.0.html?type=national&serviceLevel=...
DATE: 10.07.2008

PILOT GROVE, Mo. (AP) Soybean farmer David Brumback calls himself a loyal customer of Monsanto Co. His product of choice: genetically engineered seeds resistant to pesticides and weed killers.

So when the biotech giant named Brumback and more than 100 other local farmers in a subpoena seeking five years of sales records, his first reaction was befuddlement. Then anger.

Monsanto patent fight ensnares Missouri farm town

Patents/Intellectual Property Rights

AUTHOR: Alan Scher Zagier
PUBLICATION: Associated Press news wire
DATE: 10 July 2008
URL: http://www.kansascity.com/382/story/699820.html

BIO-IPR docserver - http://www.grain.org/bio-ipr

We're merely protecting an investment that exceeds $2 million a day
-- Monsanto

When you buy a loaf of bread, it's yours. You're done. It should be the
same way with seeds.
-- Gary Rinehart, wrongly sued convenience store owner

By Alan Scher Zagier
The Associated Press

Extensive patent on pigs issued

Patents/Intellectual Property Rights

Greenpeace Press release, 16 July 2008

Greenpeace will lay objection

Munich/Hamburg, 16 July. - The European Patent Office in Munich is today granting an extensive patent (EP 1651777) on a method of breeding pigs despite international criticism and lack of clarity on the patent's legality. According to Greenpeace's analyses the genetic conditions described in it occur in all European pig breeds. The claims have been formulated in such a way that not only do they include the breeding method; the patent owner can in a dispute also make claims on pigs themselves and all their progeny.

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