Bayer and Corteva Sue Over Patent Infringement Involving Herbicide-Resistant Enzymes


OMAHA (DTN) -– Seed trait companies Corteva Agriscience and rival Bayer CropScience have filed lawsuits in federal court this week over patent rights involving herbicide trait technology.

Corteva, in a lawsuit filed this week in the U.S. District Court for Delaware, alleges Bayer/Monsanto has violated Corteva’s patent rights to a gene that “encodes a unique herbicide resistance enzyme” for corn that allows farmers to use multiple types of herbicides against weeds.

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DTN Story by Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Editor and Chris Hill from DTN/Progressive Farmer