Supreme Court Finds Farmer Guilty of Patent Infringement for “Making” Monsanto’s Patented Seed

On Monday, a farmer was found guilty of patent infringement, essentially for planting soybeans.  The farmer lawfully purchased genetically modified soybeans, planted them in the ground, and then harvested the resulting seeds.  The farmer claimed he was not guilty through what the court characterized as a “blame the bean” defense, stating that he did nothing Read more about Supreme Court Finds Farmer Guilty of Patent Infringement for “Making” Monsanto’s Patented Seed[…]