May 14, 2013   In a unanimous decision written by Associate Justice Elena Kagan, the US Supreme Court has affirmed that the doctrine of patent-exhaustion does not apply recombinant DNA technology. This decision is of immense importance to the to the development of genetically modified food animals and plants. This decision (a brief 14 pages in the slip-opinion) must be read by all Regulatory Food Science professionals.

We post Bowman v. Monsanto (decided on May 13, 2013) below: