Monsanto, Dupont Agree To $1.5 Billion Licensing Deal

Mar 27, 2013
Originally published on March 27, 2013 6:59 am
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Genetically-modified seeds - and the technology to produce them - have been at the center of a bitter legal fight between two companies - Monsanto and DuPont. It appears the battle has now been settled. DuPont will be paying Monsanto more than $1.5 billion in a licensing deal. With that, the companies will drop their patent and antitrust claims against each other. A $1 billion jury verdict against DuPont will also be dropped. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.