Jun 13: Biotechnology Patent Exhaustion - Unearthing the Roots of the Monsanto Seed Cases (Lecture by Jeremy de Beer)
Lecture by Prof. Jeremy de Beer
June 13, 2013 | 12:30 – 2:00 International Student Lounge
On Thursday, June 13, 2013, Professor Jeremy de Beer, of the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law, will present a comparative analysis of Monsanto v. Bowman and a very similar 2004 decision of the Supreme Court of Canada, Monsanto v. Schmeiser. These two decisions of North America’s highest courts affirm the results of a series of cases commenced by Monsanto against farmers who plant its patented seeds without a license in various different circumstances.