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DuPont Asserts Patent Infringement Claims Against Monsanto

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

DuPont Asserts Patent Infringement Claims Against Monsanto17:42 EDT Tuesday, October 18, 2011DuPont Will Aggressively Protect Valid PatentsDES MOINES, Iowa, Oct. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- DuPont filed a lawsuit today against Monsanto for violating a U.S. patent protecting a novel seed production technique.  The lawsuit was filed in U.S. federal court in the Southern District of Iowa.  The patent listed in the lawsuit covers a DuPont technique that increases seed corn vigor to improve germination under stress.DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802. The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs, and thought leaders we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment. For additional information about DuPont and its commitment to inclusive innovation, please visit www.dupont.com.SOURCE DuPontFor further information: Dan Turner, +1-302-774-0081, daniel.a.turner@usa.dupont.com