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Brazil cotton farmers to challenge patent rights of Bayer GMO seed…

FARMERS IN BRAZIL TO CHALLENGE MONSANTO'S COTTON SEED PATENTS. In order for a patent to be valid it must be "useful, novel and non-obvious."
In the USA, fully 50% of all patents challenged in court are found to be invalid (the US Patent and Trademark Office makes money on each patent they approve so it has motivation to go easy on patent applications filed by corporations. Jim

"Brazilian cotton producers in the state of Mato Grosso plan to file a lawsuit requesting cancellation of a patent protection related to Bayer AG’s Bollgard II RR Flex genetically modified cotton seed, newspaper Valor Econômico reported on Thursday.

"The news report said farmers in the Mato Grosso Cotton Producers Association (AMPA) will allege that the genetically modified seed does not constitute a de facto technological innovation. Mato Grosso soybean farmers used a similar argument when they sued in Brazil to cancel patent rights over the widely used Intacta RR2 PRO seed…

"Bollgard II RR Flex combines resistance to insects and weed-killers. The technology was developed by U.S.-based Monsanto, a company taken over by Germany’s Bayer in a $63 billion transaction."

Brazil cotton farmers to challenge patent rights of Bayer GMO seed…

Brazilian cotton producers in the state of Mato Grosso plan to file a lawsuit re…


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