The Indian Supreme Court restored Monsanto’s patent claim on genetically modified cotton on Tuesday.
The ruling overturned an April decision by the High Court of Delhi that items such as seeds, plants and animals can’t be patented.
This ends a years-long legal battle between the Indian government and Monsanto, the Creve Coeur-based seed maker now owned by Bayer.
The verdict is viewed as good news for Monsanto’s prospects in India. It’s also expected to spur investment in the country by other international companies, who had stopped releasing new technology in India pending the outcome of the Monsanto case.
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