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The bio-tech giant Monsanto sued Mr. Schmeiser for a reason that kind of defies common sense. Schmeiser is a famer in Saskatchewan Canada. A farm near his began using the Monsanto GMO version of Canola. Over time, some of the Monsanto product contaminated his farm. Schmeiser did not want any of the Monsanto version of Canola. However, Monsanto found out they contaminated his farm and then sued him for patent infringement.
This is one of the craziest things I’ve ever heard in my life. Why don’t I put on cologne and then sue people for getting the pleasure of smelling it without paying for it.
So this case finally made it’s way to the Supreme Court. The decision was mixed. They declared while the patent was infringed, Schmeiser had no intention of profiting and was therefore not liable. At least some sanity prevailed.
Here is Schmeisers site: