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Originally posted by dreamingawake
Daniel B. Ravicher of the Public Patent Foundation, said the decision “to deny farmers the right to seek legal protection from one of the world’s foremost patent bullies is gravely disappointing.” op source
Well, we know who pays the court.
Disgusting.edit on 27-2-2012 by dreamingawake because: quote added.
Seems to me the fact that Monsanto filed 144 suits between 1997 and 2010 constitutes a real threat
Originally posted by underduck
I dont want to live on this planet anymore.
Originally posted by Maluhia
and had engaged in “a transparent effort to create a controversy where none exists.”
While I have great respect for Judge Buchwald, her decision to deny farmers the right to seek legal protection from one of the world’s foremost patent bullies is gravely disappointing. Her belief that farmers are acting unreasonable when they stop growing certain crops to avoid being sued by Monsanto for patent infringement should their crops become contaminated maligns the intelligence and integrity of those farmers.
Her failure to address the purpose of the Declaratory Judgment act and her characterization of binding Supreme Court precedent that supports the farmers’ standing as ‘wholly inapposite’ constitute legal error. In sum, her opinion is flawed on both the facts and the law. Thankfully, the plaintiffs have the right to appeal to the Court of Appeals, which will review the matter without deference to her findings.
Originally posted by becomingaware
Say I have a field of Organic corn and a Monsanto strain infected my crop.
If I distrubute that harvest I could be sued by Mansanto for selling one of their genetically modified strains, because it is their patent. They created that strain in a lab and obtained a patent for it.
Now not only do I have to contend with my crops forever being tainted by their un-natural strain, I have to worry about Monsanto suing my ass for their screw up. ...what a country.
...Now, if my crops become contaminated by their godzilla strain, can I sue Monsanto for the breach? I'm sure I could, but in this country, whoever has the attorney with more fat-cats in their pocket, wins the day. It becomes disheartening, overwhelming, and an outright attrocity. I'm already broke, I can't pay the legal fees to keep up with these guys. No attorney wants to take my case because of who I am up against.
...This country isn't what it was 50 years ago. It used to be a farmer could make a decent living selling their crops to whatever vendors wanted them. Now big corporations ie: fast food chains and grocers, have deals with Monsanto to buy only their crops. Whatever customers are left are then barred from purchasing said crops through a court ruling. Thats a monopoly, and it's disgusting.
Originally posted by VitriolAndAngst
Check that bank account for the judge -- I'm betting there's going to be a tax free yacht in his near future.
I'm pretty sure that the LAST thing involved here was Justice.
Originally posted by jesiaha
reply to post by charles1952
Ah yes ''Legalese''...didn't take that into account
Guess they'll have to wait untill the damage is done and get sued for intellectual property infringement