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Delhi High Court dismisses cotton seed patent

The Delhi High Court division bench today said that Monsanto Technologies . does not have the patent for BT Cotton seed varieties ‘Bollgard’ and ‘Bollgard II’.

The court, however, has given Monsanto a three-month window to apply for registration of these seed varieties under the provisions of the Plant Varieties Act. The judgement was delivered by a bench of Justice S Ravindra Bhat and Justice Yogesh Khanna.