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Monsanto moves SC on BT cotton seed patent

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

US-based agro Technology today moved the against a High Court order dismissing its plea to enforce the patent for its seeds in

An apex court bench comprising justices and will take up the matter on May 7.

The firm moved the apex court against the April 11 order by which its plea was dismissed by the high court, which had partially allowed the counter-claims of three Indian that does not have a patent for its seeds, a genetically modified variant which resist bollworms.

The court had also upheld the decision of a on the issue of trait fee payable to by the companies -- Nuziveedu Seeds Ltd, Prabhat Agri and -- under the sub-licence with them.

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

Monsanto wanted to charge a higher rate of trait fee under the sub-licence given to Indian companies to use its

Both sides had challenged the single judge's order before the division bench.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, May 04 2018. 22:05 IST