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Monsanto Holds Right to Patent Some Seeds

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."

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