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Court confirms Dow AgroSciences must pay Bayer $455m

Dow said it is considering further legal options to challenge the ‘grossly excessive’ damages awarded.

A federal appeals court has confirmed that Dow AgroSciences is required to pay Bayer CropScience $455 million as the court upheld a patent infringement case involving a gene used in Bayer’s glufosinate herbicide tolerance technology.

Bayer uses the gene in its LibertyLink line of products. Dow uses it in its Enlist cotton and soybean seeds.

The Federal Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., affirmed a January 2016 district court judgment that confirmed an October

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