Commentary on Bowman v. Monsanto

Concluding that the U.S. Supreme Court missed the big picture in its approach to fulfilling the congressional intent of the patent laws when it affirmed the Federal Circuit’s Bowman v. Monsanto decision, AAI Senior Counsel and Director of Special Projects Randy Stutz comments on the May 13 opinion, discussing the Court’s neglect of competition values and heavy reliance on a possibly wrong assumption about private motivations to innovate.