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Despite Supreme Court ruling, the saga of Monsanto’s Bt cotton seeds is far from over

Updated : January 14, 2019 12:16 PM IST

The case is a significant milestone for Indian laws governing intellectual property rights (IPRs), and will be closely watched for the many technical, legal and scientific questions that need to be addressed with clarity and care.
The Supreme Court reversed the order of the Division Bench of the Delhi High Court, on the simple reasoning that the Division Bench ought to have confined its consideration to the question as to whether the grant of injunction was justified or not, and that it should not to have decided on the patentability issue when the question of appeal was limited to the injunction.
The matter is now back to where it began: a suit before the Delhi High Court single judge, with the stakes as high as ever.
Despite Supreme Court ruling, the saga of Monsanto’s Bt cotton seeds is far from over

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