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Group close to India's ruling party seeks change in patent act after pro-Monsanto court verdict

January 8, 2019 7:18 AM
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MUMBAI (Reuters) - A nationalist group close to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party said on Tuesday it would seek a legislative amendment to the rules governing patents, after the country’s top court ruled in favor of Monsanto’s cotton seed patent.

The Supreme Court allowed Monsanto to claim patents on its genetically modified cotton seeds in the world’s biggest producer of the fiber, overturning a decision of a lower court.

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