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GMO-related appeal to be heard in DC

Posted: January 10, 2013 |   Comments

A three-judge panel for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, in Washington, D.C., will hear arguments Thursday in the case Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association (OSGATA) v. Monsanto, which includes several plaintiffs from Vermont.

The lawsuit, which centers on patent rights and genetically modified organisms, was thrown out in February by U.S. District Judge Naomi Buchwald of the Southern District of New York. The appeals hearing is an effort by the plaintiffs, who are represented by Daniel Ravicher, executive director of the Public Patent Foundation, to reverse the dismissal .

In her dismissal, Buchwald concluded: "Their (Monsanto's) actions subsequent to the filing of the complaint cannot reasonably be construed as threatening and, regardless, are simply the product of plaintiffs' transparent effort to create a controversy where none exists."

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