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Bowman v. Monsanto Co.

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Case Term OT 2012
Category Business Law
Question Presented Whether the Federal Circuit erred by (1) refusing to find patent exhaustion – a doctrine which eliminates the right to control or prohibit the use of an invention after an authorized sale – in patented seeds that were sold for planting; and (2) creating an exception to the doctrine of patent exhaustion for self-replicating technologies.
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Outcome - Affirm

This case was decided on 12 May, 2013.

Roberts
Robertsaffirm
Scalia
Scaliaaffirm
Kennedy
Kennedyaffirm
Thomas
Thomasaffirm
Ginsburg
Ginsburgaffirm
Breyer
Breyeraffirm
Alito
Alitoaffirm
Sotomayor
Sotomayoraffirm
Kagan
Kaganaffirm