Monsanto Holds Right to Patent Some Seeds
By Associated Press
FRANKFURT, Germany — The European Patent Office ruled Friday that U.S. agribusiness giant Monsanto Co. has the right to patent herbicide-resistant seeds in Europe.
"The patent has, in principle, been confirmed with only a minor technical limitation," said agency spokesman Rainer Osterwalder. "Our patent judges have decided that the Monsanto patent doesn't violate European patent law."