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It has argued that its rights are protected under the Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights Act, 2001. It has argued that the patent suit was bad because “claims 1-24 were ‘process claims’ concerning genetic engineering or biotechnology method to insert NAS into a plant cell as in claim 25-27 practiced in laboratory conditions, unlike the complete biological process adopted by the defendants (Nuvizeedu)”.Nuvizeedu has said it did not not violate patented rights on a number of grounds — it sowed seeds of its own proprietary cotton varieties alongside the Transgenic Bt Cotton seed; the Transgenic Bt Cotton seed and Nuziveedu’s varieties seed yielded different plants which were cross-pollinated at the flowering stage; the cotton fruits from Nuziveedu’s varieties had cotton seeds carrying the proprietary “Bt cotton hybrids”; Nuziveedu had obtained the approval of the Genetic Engineering Approval Committee under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 for the commercial release of each new Bt cotton hybrid.

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