Archive for the ‘et al. v. Monsanto’ Category

OSGATA Responds to Flawed NPR Article on GMOs

OSGATA Responds to Flawed NPR Article on GMOs

Today NPR released an article, The Top Five Myths of Genetically Modified Seeds, Busted, by Dan Charles. OSGATA felt compelled to respond in order to set the record straight. Mr. Charles did not reach out to our organization, which is the lead plaintiff in OSGATA et al. v. Monsanto lawsuit,  or any of our

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Prominent Allies Join Effort to Challenge Monsanto’s Patents

Prominent Allies Join Effort to Challenge Monsanto's Patents

Eleven prominent law professors and fourteen renowned organic, Biodynamic®, food safety and consumer non-profit organizations have filed separate briefs with the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit arguing farmers have the right to protect themselves from being accused of patent infringement by agricultural giant Monsanto. The brief by the

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Organic Farmers File Brief Against Monsanto in Appellate Court

Organic Farmers File Brief Against Monsanto in Appellate Court

75 family farmers, seed businesses, and agricultural organizations representing over 300,000 individuals and 4,500 farms filed a brief  today with the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C., asking the  appellate court to reverse a lower court’s decision from February dismissing their protective legal action against

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A Petition to Support Organic Family Farmers

A Petition to Support Organic Family Farmers

Dear Farmers, Seed Growers and Farming Groups (OSGATA) Against Monsanto, Today we also heard the bad news. We read of your case being thrown out by Judge Naomi Buchwald. We know the system is broken. And we know that you are trying, however desperately, to stitch a portion of democracy

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“Why We Need to Show Our Support for the American Farmer”

Written by photographer Harvey Spears: Last January, I attended a rally at Foley Square, NYC in support of farmers from Maine to California. They came to testify “in the first phase of a court case filed to protect farmers from genetic trespass by Monsanto’s GMO seed, which contaminates organic and

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Farmers File Appeal in OSGATA et al. v. Monsanto

Family farmers filed their Notice of Appeal to Judge Naomi Buchwald’s February 24th ruling dismissing Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association et al v. Monsanto. The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit will hear the farmers’ appeal, seeking to reinstate the case, which has received worldwide attention. The farmers are determined to

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OSGATA President Jim Gerritsen discusses OSGATA vs Monsanto on PBS

Watch Teen Driving Law Reform / Lawsuit Against Monsanto on PBS. See more from Maine Watch with Jennifer Rooks.

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Monsanto Granted Motion to Dismiss

On February 24, Judge Naomi Buchwald handed down her ruling on a motion to dismiss in the case of OSGATA et al v. Monsanto after hearing oral arguments on January 31, in Federal  District Court in Manhattan. Her ruling to dismiss the case brought against Monsanto on behalf  of organic farmers,

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Oral Argument and Citizens’ Assembly

Family farmers from around North America filled Federal Court Judge Naomi Buchwald’s courtroom in Manhattan on Tuesday, January 31 to hear the oral arguments regarding the pre-trial motions to dismiss OSGATA et al v. Monsanto. Outside the courthouse in Foley Square, hundreds turned out for the Citizens’ Assembly of support for

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Learn more about OSGATA et al. v. Monsanto

WATCH: Dan Ravicher Video regarding OSGATA v Monsanto Learn more about some of the details of the case by watching video of Dan Ravicher speaking at the National Heirloom Expo in Santa Rosa, California. Dan is the Executive Director of the Public Patent Foundation and a lecturer in law at Benjamin N.

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Interview with lead lawyer Dan Ravicher

An excellent and informative interview with Daniel Ravicher, the lead lawyer in OSGATA et al. v. Monsanto. Daniel is the Executive Director of the Public Patent Foundation and a lecturer in law at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. Listen HERE!

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OSGATA Launches Farmer Travel Fund!

Donate here to the Farmer Travel Fund! On 12/30/11 OSGATA launched a “Farmer Travel Fund” in an effort to send family farmers to represent their interests at a court hearing in New York on January 31, 2012.  This fund was established after the announcement that Judge Naomi Buckwald would hear

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Judge Considers Oral Arguments in Lawsuit Against Monsanto

Judge Naomi Buchwald announced yesterday that oral arguments on Monsanto’s motion to dismiss OSGATA et al v. Monsanto will be heard in federal district court January 31, 2012 in Manhattan. Judge Buchwald’s decision will establish if organic farmers are to see their day in court. The 83 family farmers, small

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Monsanto Motions to Dismiss Family Farmers

Monsanto Motions to Dismiss Family Farmers

In response to a motion filed by Monsanto in mid-July to have the case, OSGATA et al. v.Monsanto, dismissed, the plaintiffs filed a brief in federal court on August 11, 2022 defending their right to seek legal protection from the threat of being sued for patent infringement. In support of the plantiffs’ right

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Organic farmers expand lawsuit against Monsanto – June 03, 2011

Source: Nature, NewsBlog June 03, 2011 An ambitious lawsuit against the agricultural firm Monsanto got a little bigger this week, and a lawyer for the plaintiffs hopes that this is only the beginning. The case was initially filed in March by the Public Patent Foundation (PubPat), a non-profit legal services organization

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Family Farmers File Amended Complaint Against Monsanto

New threats by Monsanto have led to the filing of an amended complaint by the Public Patent  Foundation (PUBPAT) in its suit on behalf of family farmers, seed businesses, and organic agricultural organizations challenging Monsanto’s patents on genetically modified seed. After the initial March filing of the lawsuit Monsanto issued a

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A Band of 60 Davids Challenges Monsanto, the Goliath, in Federal Court

A Band of 60 Davids Challenges Monsanto, the Goliath, in Federal Court Article Courtesy of knowwhereyourfoodcomesfrom.com May 27th, 2011 According to a Federal lawsuit recently filed by the Public Patent Foundation [www.pubpat.org] in the Southern District of New York on behalf of the Northeast Organic Farming Association/Massachusetts Chapter, Inc. [www.nofamass.org]

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Message from OSGATA President Re: Lawsuit against Monsanto

From President Jim Gerritsen, “Today is Independence Day for America.  Today we are seeking protection from the Court and putting Monsanto on notice.  Monsanto’s threats and abuse of family farmers stops here.  Monsanto’s genetic contamination of organic seed and organic crops ends now.  Americans have the right to choice in

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OSGATA et al. v. Monsanto: A Landmark Lawsuit

OSGATA joins 60 family farmers, seed businesses and organic agricultural organizations represented by the Public Patent Foundation (PUBPAT)  in filing a lawsuit against Monsanto on March 29, 2011. This preemptive seeks ruling that would prohibit Monsanto from suing organic, as well as other non-transgenic, farmers and seed growers if their

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