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Monsanto, Bayer CropScience, Max Planck Settle IP Dispute Over Plant DNA Transfer Technology

NEW YORK, Feb. 4 (GenomeWeb News) - Monsanto, Bayer CropScience, the Max Planck Society, and Garching Innovation, Max Planck's technology transfer manager, have settled their patent dispute over a technology to transfer DNA into plant cells, the parties said today.


The technology, known as Agrobacterium transformation, is mainly used to create transgenic crops.


Under the agreement, Monsanto and Bayer CropScience, Max Planck's exclusive licensee, will grant each non-exclusive licenses to the technology in certain areas of the world related to the development, use, and sale of transgenic crops. Moreover, Monsanto will provide Max Planck with a license for research purposes in the US.

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