Copyrights & Patents

Copyrights & Patents

Decoding the Monsanto dispute

The Supreme Court noted that revocation petitions of patents cannot follow from a summary proceeding that lacks proper examination of exhibits and examination of expert witnesses. The Court directed that the issues of whether the subject matter of Monsanto’s patent can be considered as a plant or a part of the plant are to be decided during the final hearing of the suit, viz. after production of documents and examination of parties/experts.

January 24,2019