Second Phase Wraps Up in Billion-Dollar Strawberry Trial

With billions of dollars at stake on the final day of a bench trial on equitable claims and a possible injunction, two retired UC Davis researchers tried to persuade a federal judge that California’s strawberry industry will benefit if they are allowed to compete with UC Davis by selling strawberry varieties they invented at the school.

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Scientists, UC Davis in Multimillion-Dollar Fight Over Strawberries

California-grown strawberries pull in $2.5 billion a year, and attorneys for two former UC Davis scientists sparred with a federal judge Monday over whether the scientists or the nation’s top agricultural research school own the intellectual property rights to some wildly popular cultivars.

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