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Supreme Court refuses to stay order against Monsanto on GM cotton patents

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MUMBAI (Reuters) - The Supreme Court on Monday refused to grant a stay on a Delhi High Court ruling that U.S. company Monsanto cannot claim patents on its GM cotton seeds, but the world's largest seed maker said it is "confident on the merits" of its case. The Delhi High Court last month concurred with Indian seed company Nuziveedu Seeds Ltd, which argued that India's Patent Act does not allow Monsanto any patent cover for its genetically modified (GM) cotton seeds. The case is being submitted for an expedited preliminary hearing on July 18, said a Monsanto India spokesman."We remain ...

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First Published: Mon, May 07 2018. 16:42 IST