A federal jury in U.S. District Court in Greensboro, N.C., found DeKalb Genetics Corp. infringed Rhone-Poulenc Agro’s patent on a genetic material used to make the genetically altered corn Roundup Ready.

The genetic material, optimized transit peptide, was being used in every kernel of Roundup Ready corn and DeKalb conceded the OTP was in their corn but argued the patent was invalid and had been obtain fraudulently.

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