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Delhi HC dismisses Monsanto plea to enforce BT cotton seed patent

The single judge had said that the Indian companies would pay trait fees to Monsanto according to government-set rates

Agencies  |  New Delhi 

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday dismissed the US-based agro major Monsanto Technology’s plea to enforce the patent for its BT cotton seeds in India. A Bench of Justice S Ravindra Bhat and Justice Yogesh Khanna partially allowed the counter-claims of three Indian seed companies that Monsanto did not have a patent for its BT cotton seeds, a genetically modified variant that resists bollworms.

Monsanto has expressed its disappointment over the high court order. The court also upheld the decision of a single judge on the issue of trait fee payable to ...

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First Published: Thu, April 12 2018. 11:27 IST
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