Monsanto, Bayer CropScience End Dispute
Monsanto Resolves Patent Dispute With Bayer CropScience, German Non-Profit Research Organization
By JIM SALTER
The Associated Press
Feb. 4, 2005 - Agribusiness giant Monsanto Co. has resolved a patent dispute with Bayer CropScience and a German non-profit research organization, and those involved will cross-license some technologies worldwide, the companies said Friday.
The announcement ends a long-standing rift over agrobacterium technology, a process that allows scientists to transfer DNA to plant cells. Financial terms of the settlement were not disclosed.