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PepsiCo dropped lawsuit over patented potato raises global questions about intellectual property

A dispute between small, local farmers in India and a corporate giant over a patent on the type of potatoes used in Lay’s potato chips ended …. when the company backed off amid political pressure. PepsiCo Inc., which owns Lay’s, withdrew their lawsuits against the Indian farmers after discussions with the government. Pepsi officials say they created the FC5 variety,[Read More...]

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