A dispute between an Indiana farmer and Monsanto (MON) over soybean seeds will be heard next...

|About: Monsanto Company (MON)|By:, SA News Editor

A dispute between an Indiana farmer and Monsanto (MON) over soybean seeds will be heard next week at the Supreme Court. At issue is how long MON can claim patent protection for its genetically engineered seeds, but it isn't just the agriculture world that's nervous about the outcome. Microsoft (MSFT) and Apple (AAPL) have filed briefs saying a ruling against MON would "eviscerate" their patent protection.