OSU faces mustard-seed suit

OSU is one of three Northwest universities hit with a lawsuit over a mustard-seed process.

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The University of Idaho is being sued by a Canadian inventor for using his patent to produce a better mustard seed. Oregon State University and Washington State University are also named in the suit.

Washington State University and Oregon State University collaborated with the Idaho university, providing research stations and scientists, according to court documents.

The lawsuit, filed July 23, names all three schools and agricultural suppliers in Idaho, Washington, Montana and California that sell and distribute the mustard seeds Soheil Sharafabadi says were developed with his 1990 “Pseudoplastic Yellow Mustard Gum” patent.

Read the full story at OregonLive.com.

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