Case Law Index Biotechnology

January 1, 1995 – September 2, 2019

 

This index provides a comprehensive though not necessarily exhaustive compilation of reported and unreported federal and state court decisions involving Biotechnology that were decided between the dates listed above. The cases are listed in reverse chronological order. The “Text” link goes to the freely available Google Scholar text of the opinion.  These listings are for educational purposes only, and are not a substitute for legal counsel.


SUPREME COURT

Mayo Collaborative Servs. v. Prometheus Labs., Inc., 566 U.S. 66 (2012) (struck down patent protection on natural phenomena) Text

Ass’n for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, Inc., 569 U.S. 576 (2013) (further defines what is patentable subject matter in terms of DNA and isolation of DNA)Text

Monsanto Co. v. Geertson Seed Farms, 130 S.Ct. 2743 (2010) (injunction on Roundup Ready® alfalfa)   Text

J.E.M. Ag Supply, Inc. v. Pioneer Hi-Bred Int’l, Inc., 534 U.S. 124 (2001) (holding plant patents do not need to have a Plant Patent Act or Plant Variety Protection Act patent in order to be valid) Text

Asgrow Seed Co. v. Winterboer, 513 U.S. 179 (1995) (violation of Plant Variety Protection Act)  Text

Diamond v. Chakrabarty, 447 U.S. 303 (1980) (living organisms are patentable subject matter so long as they are man-made) Text

 


FIRST CIRCUIT

Esoterix Genetic Labs. LLC v. Qiagen Inc., 133 F. Supp. 3d 349 (D. Mass. 2015) (Patent was ineligible for patent protection because of invalid subject matter) Text

AgraMarke, Inc. vs. Aventis Cropscience, 2005 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 5556 (D. Mass. 2005) (breach of contract and equitable estoppel)

Amgen, Inc. v. Genetics Inst., Inc., 877 F. Supp. 45 (D. Mass. 1995) (Claim preclusion on whether a person is skilled in the art of making therapeutic human protein)


SECOND CIRCUIT

In re Frito-Lay N. Am., Inc. All Natural Litigation, 2013 WL 4647512, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 123824 (E.D.N.Y. Aug. 29, 2013) (Litigation over whether food products made with genetically modified crops can use “all natural” labelling)

Ass’n for Molecular Pathology v. United States PTO, 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 35418 (S.D.N.Y. Apr. 2, 2010) (patent validity)

Plant Genetic Sys. v. DeKalb Genetics Corp., 175 F.Supp.2d 246 (D. Conn. 2001) (patent infringement)  Text


THIRD CIRCUIT

Genetic Techs. Ltd. v. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co., 72 F. Supp. 3d 521 (D. Del. 2014) (Patent was ineligible for patent protection due to patent-ineligible subject matter) Text

American Seed Co., Inc. v. Monsanto Co., 238 F.R.D. 394 (D. Del. 2006) (monopolization of GM seed markets)  Text

Monsanto Co. v. Syngenta Seeds, Inc., 443 F.Supp.2d 648 (D. Del. 2006) (antitrust)  Text

Monsanto Co. v. Syngenta Seeds, Inc., 443 F.Supp.2d 636 (D. Del. 2006) (jurisdiction on foreign seed companies)   Text

Dastgheib v. Genentech, Inc., 438 F.Supp.2d 546 (E.D. Pa. 2006) (patent infringement and unjust enrichment)  Text

Monsanto v. Syngenta Seeds, Inc., 431 F.Supp.2d 482 (D. Del. 2006) (patent infringement)  Text

Syngenta Seeds, Inc. v. Monsanto Co., 409 F.Supp.2d 536 (D. Del. 2005) (patent infringement)  Text

Syngenta Seeds, Inc. v. Monsanto Co., 404 F.Supp.2d 584 (D. Del. 2005) (patent infringement)  Text

Bayer Bioscience N.V. v. Monsanto Co., 2003 WL 1565864 (D. Del. 2003) (motion to transfer)

Monsanto Co. v. Good, 2004 WL 1664013 (D. N.J. 2003) (patent infringement)

Monsanto Co. v. Aventis Cropscience SA, 226 F.Supp.2d 531 (D. Del. 2002) (patent infringement)  Text

Mycogen Plant Science, Inc. v. Monsanto Co., 61 F.Supp.2d 199 (D. Del. 1999) (patent infringement)  Text

Mycogen Plant Science v. Monsanto Co., 164 F.R.D. 623 (E.D. Pa. 1996) (patent infringement)


FOURTH CIRCUIT

Plant Genetic Sys., N.V. v. Mycogen Plant Scis., Inc., No. 1:95CV741, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 139950 (M.D.N.C. Sep. 28, 2012) (Patent infringement on gm seed)

Bayer CropScience AG v. Dow AgroSciences LLC, No. 2:12cv47, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 97850 (E.D. Va. July 13, 2012) (License infringement upon patent over plant cell and relevant processes)

The N.C. Farmers’ Assistance Fund v. Monsanto Co., — F.Supp.2d —, 2010 WL 3817349 (M.D. N.C. Sept. 27, 2010) (false marking of genetically modified soybean seeds)

Monsanto Co. v. Strickland, No. 4:05-3062-RBH, 2009 WL 367721 (D. S.C. Feb. 9, 2009) (reasonable royalty; infringement on Roundup Ready soybean patent)  Text

Monsanto Co. v. Strickland, 2007 WL 3046700 (D.S.C. 2007) (patent infringement)

Rhone-Poulenc Agro, S.A. v. Monsanto Co., 445 F.Supp.2d 531 (M.D. N.C. 2006) (patent modification)   Text

Aventis CropScience v. Pioneer Hi-Bred Int’l, No. 1:00CV00463, 2001 WL 604185 (M.D.N.C. Apr. 23, 2001) (patent infringement)  Text

Monsanto Co. v. Byrd, No. 7:99-CV-154-F1, 2000 WL 33952260 (E.D. N.C. Dec. 11, 2000) (patent infringement)

Rhone-Poulenc Agro S.A. v. Monsanto Co., 73 F.Supp.2d 537 (M.D. N.C. 1999) (patent infringement)  Text


FIFTH CIRCUIT

Turfgrass Group, Inc. v. Northeast Louisiana Turf Farms, LLC, 58 F.Supp.3d 688 (W.D. La. 2014) (violation of plant variety protection act) Text

Monsanto Co. v. Scruggs, No. 3:00CV-161-P-D, 2009 WL 536833 (N.D. Miss. Mar. 3, 2009) (patent exhaustion) Text

Texas Grain Storage, Inc. v. Monsanto Co., 2008 WL 2570530 (W.D. Tex. 2008) (antitrust action on Roundup Ready plants)

In re Henderson, 352 B.R. 439 (Bkrtcy. N.D. Tex. 2006) (Discharge of patent infringement liability)  Text

Monsanto Co. v. Roman, 2004 WL 1107671 (N.D. Tex. 2004) (patent infringement)   Text

Monsanto Co. v. Davis, 97 S.W.3d 642, 642 (Tex. Ct. App. 2002) (class action certification)  Text

Byone v. Monsanto Co., No. 01-30058, 2001 WL 1013151 (5th Cir. Aug. 6, 2001) (false advertising)

Monsanto Co. v. Scruggs, 249 F.Supp.2d 746 (N.D. Miss. 2001) (patent infringement)  Text


SIXTH CIRCUIT

Genesis Brand Seed, Ltd. v. Limagrain Cereal Seeds, LLC, 944 F. Supp. 2d 564 (W.D. Mich. 2013) (Litigation over who owned products of wheat breeding program)

Monsanto Co. v. Potts, 2005 WL 1514130 (S.D. Ohio 2005) (patent infringement)  Text

In re Wood, 2004 WL 1089209 (Bankr. W.D. Tenn. 2004) (patent infringement damages are non-dischargable)  Text

In re Trantham, 304 B.R. 298 (B.A.P. 6th Cir. 2004) (discharge of liability for patent infringement)  Text

Monsanto Co. v. Trantham, 156 F.Supp.2d 855 (W.D. Tenn. 2001) (patent infringement)  Text


SEVENTH CIRCUIT

ABS Glob., Inc. v. Inguran, LLC, No. 14-cv-503-wmc, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 95390 (W.D. Wis. July 21, 2016) (Contract dispute about whether semen sexing technology contract was legally valid) Text

Agrigenetics, Inc. v. Pioneer Hi-Bred Intern., No. 1:08-cv-802-TWP-TAB (S.D. Ind. Nov. 10, 2010) (action against seed company for selling genetically modified seed with improper labeling of bags)

Monsanto Co. v. Bowman, — F.Supp.2d —, 2009 WL 3242103 (S.D. Ind. 2009) (patent exhaustion)  Text

Monsanto Co. v. Parr, 2008 WL 1808365 (N.D. Ind. 2008) (patent infringement)  Text

In re StarLink Corn Products Liability Litigation, 2005 WL 327020 (N.D. Ill. 2005) (breach of contract)

In re StarLink Corn Products, 2004 WL 547244 (N.D. Ill. 2004) (breach of contract)   Text

In re StarLink Corn Products Liability Litigation, 212 F.Supp.2d 828 (N.D. Ill. 2002) (GM corn and farmers)  Text

In re StarLink Corn Products Liability Litigation, 211 F.Supp.2d 1060 (N.D. Ill. 2002) (GM corn and farmers)   Text


EIGHTH CIRCUIT

ecoNugenics, Inc. v. Bioenergy Life Sci., Inc., No. 17-cv-5378 (JNE/DTS), 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 149774 (D. Minn. Sep. 4, 2018) (Granting defendant’s motion for dismissal on patent-ineligible subject matter) Text

Landers v. Monsanto Co., No. 1:17-CV-20-SNLJ, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 131059 (E.D. Mo. Aug. 17, 2017) (civil action for dicamba damage) Text

Bader Farms, Inc. v. Monsanto Co., No. 1:16-CV-299 SNLJ, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 54289 (E.D. Mo. Apr. 10, 2017) (civil action for dicamba damage) Text

Wilson v. Corning, Inc., 171 F. Supp. 3d 869 (D. Minn. 2016) (trade secret and patent violation action) Text

Monsanto Co. v. Omega Farm Supply, Inc., No. 4:14-cv-870-JAR, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 138058 (E.D. Mo. Oct. 9, 2015) (civil action for patent infringement and breach of contract) Text

Genetic Veterinary Scis., Inc. v. Canine EIC Genetics, LLC, 101 F. Supp. 3d 833 (D. Minn. 2015) (Granting plaintiff’s motion for summary judgment that patent subject matter is patent ineligible) Text

Syngenta Seeds, Inc. v. Bunge N. Am., Inc., 773 F.3d 58 (8th Cir. 2014) (upholding dismissal of claim where warehouse would not accept gm corn)

In re Genetically Modified Rice Litigation, No. 4:06MD1811 CDP, 2011 WL 882954 (E.D. Mo. March 11, 2011) (holdings on public nuisance, negligence, and state law claims)  Text

Monsanto Co. v. Boggs Farm Centers, No. 4:10CV286 HEA, 2010 WL 4792103 (E.D. Mo. Nov. 18, 2010) (civil action for sales of patented seed without authorization)  Text

In re Genetically Modified Rice Litig., Nos. 4:06-MD-1811 CDP, 2010 WL 4643265 (E.D. Mo. Nov. 9, 2010) (ruling on motions for judgment as a matter of law and for a new trial)  Text

In re Genetically Modified Rice Litig., Nos. 4:06-MD-1811 CDP, 2010 WL 3938376 (E.D. Mo. Oct. 5, 2010) (GM rice litigation; expert testimony)  Text

In re Genetically Modified Rice Litig., No. 4:06MD1811 CDP, 2010 WL 3927497 (E.D. Mo. Oct. 4, 2010) (expert testimony)  Text

In re Genetically Modified Rice Litigation, No. 4:06MD1811 CDP, 2010 WL 2326036 (E.D. Mo. June 07, 2010) ( judgment motions)  Text

Monsanto Co. v. E.I. DuPont De Nemours & Co., No. 4:09CV00686 ERW, 2010 WL 234951 (E.D. Mo. Jan. 15, 2010) (antitrust claims against Monsanto)  Text

In re Genetically Modified Rice Litig., NO. 4:06MD1811 CDP, 2009 WL 4801399 (E.D. Mo. Dec. 9, 2009) (dismissal of state unfair trade practices & nuisance claims)  Text

Schoenbaum v. E.I. Dupont De Nemours & Co., No. 4:05CV01108 ERW, 2009 WL 4782082 (E.D. Mo. Dec. 8, 2009) (claims that biotech companies violated anti-trust law)  Text

In re Genetically Modified Rice Litig., 666 F.Supp.2d 1004 (E.D. Mo. 2008) (claim U.S. rice supply contaminated with GMO rice; judgment motion)  Text

Monsanto Co. v. E.I. du Pont De Nemours & Co., No. 4:09CV00686 ERW (E.D. Mo. Sept. 16, 2009) (antitrust claims against biotech company)

Monsanto Co. v. Tidball, No. 4:07CV2079 CDP, 2009 WL 2757047 (E.D. Mo. Aug. 26, 2009) (excluding expert witness from testifying on damages from saving seed)  Text

In re Roeder, Nos. 07-01422S, 07-9189S, 2009 WL 909258 (Bankr. N.D. Iowa Apr. 1, 2009) (patent infringement willful)  Text

In re Genetically Modified Rice Litig., 618 F.Supp.2d 1047 (E.D. Mo. 2009) (claim of mishandling of GMO rice; no evidence to support claims against suppliers)  Text

Monsanto Co. v. Tidball, No. 4:07CV2079 CDP, 2009 WL 702797 (E.D. Mo. Mar. 16, 2009) (farmers’ infringed on patents held on soybeans)  Text

Webb v. Riceland Foods, Inc., No. 4:08-CV-01048-WRW, 2008 WL 4820565 (E.D. Ark. Nov. 4, 2008) (remanding back to state court)  Text

In re Genetically Modified Rice Litig., 251 F.R.D. 392 (E.D. Mo. 2008) (granting class certification in rice contamination suit)

In re Genetically Modified Rice Litigation, 2008 WL 2651506 (E.D. Mo. 2008) (personal jurisdiction over a foreign company)  Text

Monsanto Co. v. Syngenta Crop Protection, Inc., 2008 WL 294291 (E.D. Mo. 2008) (patent infringement)

Monsanto Co. v. Garst Seed Co., 241 S.W.3d 401 (Mo. App. E.D. 2007) (licensing agreements)   Text

Dekalb Genetics Corp. v. Syngenta Seeds, Inc., 2007 WL 4564196 (E.D. Mo. 2007) (patent infringement)   Text

Larsen v. Pioneer Hi-Bred Intern., Inc., 2007 WL 3341698 (S.D. Iowa 2007) (antitrust case on GM seed)

Schoenbaum v. E.I. DuPont de Nemours and Co., 2007 WL 3331291 (E.D. Mo. 2007) (action against GMO seed producer)

Schoenbaum v. E.I. Dupont De Nemours and Co., 517 F.Supp.2d 1125 (E.D. Mo. 2007) partially overruled by Schoenbaum v. E.I. DuPont de Nemours and Co., 2007 WL 3331291 (E.D. Mo. 2007) (action against GMO seed producer)  Text

In re Genetically Modified Rice Litigation, 2007 WL 3027580 (E.D. Mo. 2007) (remand to state court and joinder)

Board of Regents of University of Nebraska v. BASF Corp., 2007 WL 3342406 (D. Neb. 2007) (patents)  Text

Monsanto Co. v. Vanderhoof, 2007 WL 1240258 (E.D. Mo. 2007) (patent infringement and breach of contract)  Text

Monsanto Co. v. Syngenta Seeds, Inc., 226 S.W.3d 227 (Mo. App. E.D. 2007) (licensing agreement)  Text

Monsanto Co. v. Trivette, 2007 WL 1385689 (E.D. Mo. 2007) (Monsanto’s choice of forum clause)

McIntosh v. Monsanto Co., 462 F.Supp.2d 1025 (E.D. Mo. 2006) (antitrust)   Text

Monsanto Co. v. David, 448 F.Supp.2d 1088 (E.D. Mo. 2006) (patent infringement and breach of contract)  Text

Monsanto Co. v. Hill, 2005 WL 4864419 (E.D. Mo. 2005) (patent infringement)

Blades v. Monsanto Co., 400 F.3d 562 (8th Cir. 2005) (antitrust case against producers of GMO seed)   Text

Pioneer Hi-Bred Int’l, Inc. v. Ottawa Plant Food, Inc., 283 F.Supp.2d 1018 (N.D. Iowa 2003) (patent infringement)  Text

Monsanto Co. v. Swann, 308 F.Supp.2d 937 (E.D. Mo. 2003) (farmer is sued for breach of technology agreement)   Text

Sample v. Monsanto Co., 283 F.Supp.2d 1088 (E.D. Mo. 2003) (antitrust and tort claims against GM seed producers)   Text

Monsanto Tech. LLC v. Syngenta Crop Protection, Inc., 212 F.Supp.2d 1101 (E.D. Mo. 2002) (patent infringement, trade libel, and product disparagement)  Text

Wolff v. Aventis Cropscience USA Holding, Inc., No. Civ. 01-1031PAMJGL, Civ. 01-1032PAMJGL, 2001 WL 34624002 (D. Minn. Aug. 8, 2001) (EPA’s registration requirements, negligence and nuisance)

Dupraz v. Aventis Cropscience USA Holding, Inc., 153 F.Supp.2d 1102 (D. S.D. 2001) (contamination of corn fields with genetic modification)   Text

Monsanto Co. v. White, No. 4:00CV1761 RWS, 2001 WL 34053249 (E.D. Mo. June 22, 2001) (patent infringement)

Monsanto Co. v. Aventis Cropscience SA, No. CIV. A. 00-1013-SLR, 2001 WL 640969 (D. Del. May 16, 2001) (patent infringement)

Monsanto Co. v. McFarling, No. 4:00-CV84CDP, 2001 WL 34082053 (E.D. Mo. Apr. 18, 2001) (patent infringement)

Sutter v. Aventis Cropscience USA Holding, Inc., 145 F.Supp.2d 1050 (S.D. Iowa 2001) (collapse of corn export market)  Text

Pioneer Hi-Bred Int’l v. Monsanto Co., No. 4:97CV01609 ERW, 2001 WL 170410 (E.D. Mo. Jan. 2, 2001) (patent infringement)

Monsanto Co. v. Dawson, No. 4:98CV2004 TCM, 2000 WL 33953542 (E.D. Mo. Nov. 24, 2000) (patent infringement)

Monsanto Co. v. Ralph, No. 00CV135 RWS, 2001 WL 35817667 (E.D. Mo. Oct. 10, 2001) (patent infringement)

Monsanto Co. v. Swann, No. 4:00-CV-1481 CEJ, 2001 WL 34079480 (E.D. Mo. Sept. 19, 2001) (trespass and invasion of privacy, antitrust, patent misuse)  Text

Monsanto Co. v. Nelson, No. 4:00-CV-1636 CEJ, 2001 WL 34079479 (E.D. Mo. Sept. 10, 2001) (patent infringement)

Monsanto Co. v. Dawson, No. 4:98CV02004 TCM, 2000 WL 33952259 (E.D. Mo. Aug. 18, 2000) (forum selection clause)

Monsanto Co. v. Mayfield, No. 4:99-CV-538 CAS, 2000 WL 33979713 (E.D. Mo. July 13, 2000) (breach of contract and patent infringement)

Massey v. Monsanto Co., No. 299CV218-P-B, 2000 WL 1146705 (N.D. Miss. June 13, 2000) (motion to transfer)

Monsanto Co. v. Godfredson, No. 4:99CV1691 CDP, 2000 WL 33952257 (E.D. Mo. Apr. 13, 2000) (motion to dismiss or transfer for improper venue)

Pioneer Hi-Bred Int’l, Inc. v. J.E.M. Ag Supply, 33 F.Supp.2d 794 (N.D. Iowa 1999) (patent infringement)  Text

Pioneer Hi-Bred Int’l, Inc. v. J.E.M. Ag Supply, Inc., 1998 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 21782 (N.D. Iowa 1998) (patent infringement)


NINTH CIRCUIT

Kaneka Corp. v. Zhejiang Med. Co., No. CV 11-02389 SJO, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 82023 (C.D. Cal. Apr. 5, 2018) (patent infringement on animal coenzyme production)

Roche Molecular Sys. v. Cepheid, No. 14-cv-03228-EDL, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 113280 (N.D. Cal. Jan. 7, 2015) (Granting defendant’s motion for summary judgment that plaintiff’s patents were ineligible)

Ctr. for Food Safety v. Schafer, No. C 08-00484 JSW, 2010 WL 964017 (N.D. Cal. 2010) (denial of injunction in Roundup Ready sugar beet litigation)

Sharafabadi v. Pac. Nw. Farmers Coop., Inc., No. C09-1043JLR, 2010 WL 715681 (W.D. Wash. Feb. 23, 2010) ((infringement on yellow mustard gum patent)

Sharafabadi v. Pac. Nw. Farmers Coop., Inc., No. C09-1043JLR, 2010 WL 715679 (W.D. Wash. Feb. 23, 2010) (infringement on yellow mustard gum patent)

Sharafabadi v. Pac. Nw. Farmers Coop., No. C09-1043JLR, 2010 WL 234769 (W.D. Wash. Jan. 14, 2010) (patent infringement)

Sharafabadi v. Univ. of Idaho, No. C09-1043JLR, 2009 WL 4432367 (W.D. Wash. Nov. 27, 2009) (patent infringement on yellow mustard seed lines)

Ctr. for Food Safety v. Vilsack, No. C 08-00484 JSW, 2009 WL 3047227 (N.D. Cal. Sept. 21, 2009) (APHIS required to prepare EIS for GMO sugar beets)

Geertson Seed Farms v. Johanns, 570 F.3d 1130 (9th Cir. 2009) (upholding injunction to prevent further planting of Roundup Ready® alfalfa)  Text

Sun Pac. Farming Coop. v. Sun World Int’l, Inc., No. 1:01-cv-6102 OWW CCC, 2009 WL 900751 (E.D. Cal. Mar. 31, 2009) (punitive damages for violating patent rights)

Geertson Seed Farms v. Johanns, 541 F.3d 938 (9th Cir. 2008) (upholding permanent injunction against use of Roundup Ready Alfalfa)  Text

Ctr. of Food Safety v. Connor, No. C 08-00484, 2008 WL 3842889 (N.D. Cal. Aug. 15, 2008) (no right to intervene in sugar beet deregulation)

Geertson Farms Inc. v. Johanns, 2007 WL 1839894 (N.D. Cal. 2007) (Injunction against planting GM alfalfa)

Geertson Farms Inc. v. Johanns, 2007 WL 1302981 (N.D. Cal. 2007) (Injunction against planting GM alfalfa)

Geertson Farms Inc. v. Johanns, 2007 WL 776146 (N.D. Cal. 2007) (Injunction against planting GM alfalfa)

Ctr. For Food Safety v. Johanns, CV. No. 03-00621 JMS-BMK, 2007 WL 3072863 (D. Haw. Apr. 19, 2007) (field testing of GMOs and compliance with ESA and NEPA)

Geertson Seed Farms v. Johanns, 2007 WL 518624 (N.D. Cal. 2007) (Injunction against planting GM alfalfa)   Text

Geertson Farms, Inc. v. Johanns, 439 F.Supp.2d 1012 (N.D. Cal. 2006) (Injunction against planting GM alfalfa)   Text

Center for Food Safety v. Johanns, 451 F.Supp.2d 1165 (D. Haw. 2006) (GMO crop’s effect on the environment)  Text

Center for Food Safety v. Veneman, 364 F.Supp.2d 1202 (D. Haw. 2005) (GMO crop’s effect on the environment)  Text

Regents of University of Cal. v. Monsanto Co., 2005 WL 3454107 (N.D. Cal. 2005) (patent on bGH)   Text

Pod-Ners, LLC v. Tutuli Produce Corp., 2001 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 25945 (D. Cal. 2001) (patent infringement)

Imazio Nursery, Inc. v. Dania Greenhouses, No. Civ. 92-20755 (SW), 1997 WL 195434 (N.D. Cal. Apr. 16, 1997) (patent infringement)  Text

Plant Genetic Sys., N.V. v. Ciba Seeds, 933 F.Supp. 519 (D. N.C. 1996) (patent infringement)  Text

Mycogen Plant Science, Inc. v. Monsanto Co., No. 95-0653-J (LSP), 1995 WL 1612537 (S.D. Cal. Sept. 22, 1995) (patent infringement)


TENTH CIRCUIT

DeLong Co., Inc. v. Syngenta AG (In re Syngenta AG MIR 162 Corn Litig.), 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 144469 (D. Kan. Aug. 26, 2019) ( whether or not non-gm crop users can sue on negligence claim when manufacturers of gm crops cause drop in the market) Text

Oklahoma Genetics, Inc. v. Kelly, No. 17-1275-JTM, 2019 WL 266228 (D. Kan. Jan. 18, 2019) (Plant Variety Protection Act patent infringement) Text

In re Syngenta AG MIR 162 Corn Litig., 131 F.Supp.3d 1177 (D. Kan. Sep. 11, 2015) (whether or not non-gm crop users have grounds to sue when manufacturer of gm crop seed inadvertently affects the crop market) Text

Monsanto Co. v. Hartkamp, No. 00-164-P, 2001 WL 34079482 (E.D. Okla. Apr. 19, 2001) (patent infringement)


ELEVENTH CIRCUIT

Agsouth Genetics, LLC, Inc., v. Georgia Farm Services, LLC, No. 1:09–CV–186 (WLS), 2014 WL 2117451 (M.D. Ga. May 21, 2014) (Plant Variety Protection Act patent infringement) Text

AGSouth Genetics LLC v. Terrell Peanut Co., No. 3:09-CV-93 (CDL), 2009 WL 4893588 (M.D. Ga. Dec. 9, 2009) (claims that company violated license in wheat variety)

Monsanto Co. v. White, 2006 WL 2959458 (N.D. Ala. 2006) (injunction against the production of GM seed)

McNair v. Monsanto Co., 279 F.Supp. 2d 1290 (M.D. Ga. 2003) (breach of contract for defective seed)  Text


D.C. CIRCUIT

United States v. Regenerative Scis., LLC, 741 F.3d 1314 (D.C. Cir. 2014) (holding that manipulating cells constituted a drug rather than a treatment, putting the defendants’ actions within the jurisdiction of the FDA) Text

International Center for Technology Assessment v. Johanns, 473 F. Supp. 2d 9 (D.D.C. 2007) (glyphosate-resistant creeping bentgrass)  Text

Alliance for Bio-Integrity v. Shalala, 116 F. Supp. 2d 166 (D.D.C. 2000) (challenging the FDA’s policy)  Text


FEDERAL CIRCUIT

Rapid Litig. Mgmt. v. CellzDirect, Inc., 827 F.3d 1042 (Fed. Cir. 2016) (vacating District Court’s decision to grant summary judgment stating that subject matter is patent ineligible) Text

BRCA1- & BRCA2-Based Hereditary Cancer Test Patent Litig. v. Ambry Genetics Corp., 774 F.3d 755 (Fed. Cir. 2014) (denying plaintiff’s motion for preliminary injunction on patent-ineligible subject matter)

Consumer Watchdog v. Wisconsin Alumni Research Found., 753 F.3d 1258 (Fed. Cir. 2014) (Appellant had no standing to contest issuance of patent concerning stem cell cultures) Text

Organic Seed Growers & Trade Ass’n v. Monsanto Co., 718 F.3d 1350 (Fed. Cir. 2013) (Patentee’s disclaimer to any intent to sue on inadvertent patent infringement is valid) Text

Monsanto Co. v. Scruggs, No. 900, 2009 WL 1228318 (Fed. Cir. May 4, 2009) (patent exhaustion doctrine inapplicable in this case)

Carnegie Mellon Univ. v. Hoffmann-La Roche Inc., 541 F.3d 1115 (Fed. Cir. 2008) (alleged patent violations)  Text

Monsanto Co. v. Bayer Bioscience N.V., 514 F.3d 1229 (Fed. Cir. 2008) (patent infringement)  Text

Monsanto Co. v. David, 516 F.3d 1009 (Fed. Cir. 2008) (farmer’s breach of license)  Text

Monsanto Co. v. Syngenta Seeds, Inc., 503 F.3d 1352 (Fed. Cir. 2007) (patent infringement)  Text

Monsanto Co. v. McFarling, 488 F.3d 973 (Fed. Cir. 2007) (farmer’s breach of license)  Text

Monsanto Co. v. Scruggs, 459 F.3d 1328 (Fed. Cir. 2006) (farmer’s breach of license)  Text

Showmaker v. Advanta USA, Inc., 411 F.3d 1366 (Fed. Cir. 2005) (farmer challenges license under the Plant Variety Protection Act)  Text

Monsanto Co. v. Ralph, 382 F.3d 1374 (Fed. Cir. 2004) (patent infringement)  Text

Monsanto Co. v. McFarling, 363 F.3d 1336 (Fed. Cir. 2004) (farmer’s breach of license)  Text

Monsanto Co. v. Bayer Bioscience N.V., 363 F.3d 1235 (Fed. Cir. 2004) (patent infringement)  Text

Adang v. Fischhoff, 286 F.3d 1346 (Fed. Cir. 2002) (patents)   Text

Monsanto Co. v. Mycogen Plant Sci., Inc., 261 F.3d 1356 (Fed. Cir. 2001) (patent infringement)  Text

Mycogen Plant Sci., Inc. v. Monsanto Co., 243 F.3d 1316 (Fed. Cir. 2001) (patent infringement)  Text

Pioneer Hi-Bred Int’l, Inc. v. J.E.M. Agric. Supply, Inc., 200 F.3d 1374 (Fed. Cir. 2000) (patent infringement)  Text

Pioneer Hi-Bred Int’l, Inc. v. J.E.M. Ag Supply, Inc., No. 563, 1998 WL 780948 (Fed. Cir. Oct. 27, 1998) (patent infringement)

Imazio Nursery v. Dania Greenhouses, 69 F.3d 1560 (Fed. Cir. 1995) (patent infringement)  Text

In re Sigco Research, No. 93-1223, 1995 WL 72337 (Fed. Cir. Feb. 17, 1995) (appeal from the decision of the Board of Patent and Trademark Appeals)  Text


ALABAMA

Ex parte Monsanto Co., 2002 WL 64734, (Ala. 2002) (forum selection clause)


HAWAI’I

‘Ohana Pale Ke Ao v. Bd. of Agric., 188 P.3d 761 (Haw. Ct. App. 2008) (importing genetically engineered algae without an environmental review)   Text


INDIANA

Agrigenetics, Inc. v. Pioneer HI-Bred Intern., Inc., No. 1:08-cv-00802-TWP-TAB, 2010 WL 5418873 (S.D. Ind. Dec. 23, 2010) (patent holder who license product for use with Monsanto products has no standing to enforce Monsanto’s patent rights)

Glenn v. Dow AgroSciences, LLC, 861 N.E.2d 1 (Ind. Ct. App. 2007) (non-compete clause for GMO scientist)   Text


IOWA

Campbell v. AG Finder Iowa Nebraska, 683 N.W.2d 126 (Table) (Iowa Ct. App. 2004) (breach of contract for GMO soybeans sold as organic)  Text


MISSISSIPPI

Farmland Mut. Ins. Co. v. Scruggs, 886 So.2d 714 (Miss. 2004) (patent infringement)  Text

Jacob Hartz Seed Co. v. Simrall & Simrall, 807 So. 2d 1271 (Miss. Ct. App. 2001) (breach of warranty; negligence; and strict liability)  Text


NEBRASKA

Kremer v. Rural Comty. Ins. Co., 788 N.W.2d 538 (Neb. 2010) (Federal Crop Insurance Corporation’s regulations requiring arbitration preempted state prohibition of arbitration)


NORTH DAKOTA

Ctr. for Food Safety v. Vilsack, No. C 08-00484, 2010 WL 3222482 (N.D. Cal. Aug. 13, 2010) (decision to deregulate genetically engineered sugar beets)