"Suing Monsanto: Intellectual Property, Genetic Contamination,
Yale Law School, Room 120
127 Wall Street
New Haven, CT
Dan Ravicher, Executive Director of the Public Patent Foundation and Lecturer of Law at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law will be speaking at Yale Law School on October 26 about intellectual property and patent laws as they apply to genetic modification. Ravicher is a registered patent attorney is representing 83 plaintiffs (including CT NOFA) in the case Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association (OSGATA), et al. v. Monsanto.
In June CT NOFA joined over 80 farming, food and environmental organizations and individual farmers who do not want to use or sell transgenic seed, in suing seed-developer, Monsanto Corporation. The complaint filed with the federal district court states that transgenic seeds contaminate organic seeds, crops, and threatens to eliminate entire organic varieties of foods. Monsanto Corporation has sued small farmers for patent infringement if their seeds or crops become contaminated by genetically modified crop varieties. The plaintiffs in OSGATA et al. v. Monsanto demand a binding legal covenant to protect family farmers threatened by GMO contamination.
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