Here's another very big incentive for DuPont to settle all the Imprelis claims quickly before they reach a jury. http://www.reuters.com/finance/stocks/DD/key-developments Federal Court Jury Finds In Favor Of Monsanto Co In Patent Case, E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company And DuPont Pioneer Found Guilty Of 'Willful' Infringement Of Intellectual Property The jury awarded damages of $1 billion to Monsanto based on DuPont's willful infringement of its technology and the improper head start that DuPont obtained when it infringed Monsanto's technology rights. The finding of willful infringement could lead to an increased award of damages in the case. Monsanto originally filed suit against DuPont and DuPont Pioneer in May 2009. The lawsuit sought to prevent the unlicensed combination of Monsanto's proprietary Roundup Ready herbicide tolerant technologies in soybeans and corn with DuPont's problem plagued OGAT. DuPont had been offered a license at multiple times prior to and throughout the duration of the trial, but the Delaware-based company refused to accept the offer from Monsanto Company. - Reuters, August 1, 2012 Of course, Imprelis is a whole other matter affecting thousands of properties and one in which DuPont knows they made a big mistake. Plus, many universities, scientists and EPA are investigating. Do you think they'd allow these claims to end up before a jury? Shareholders would be in an uproar.