SC stays the order of the Delhi High Court declaring Section 24(5) of Plant Variety Act void

The Supreme Court (SC) of India has stayed the order of the Delhi High Court  declaring Section 24(5) of the Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights Act, 2001 void.

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SC allows Cipla to withdraw its petition

The Supreme Court (SC) of India has allowed domestic drug manufacturer Cipla, which to withdraw its petition in respect of the patent dispute with Roche over the drug erlotinib hydrochloride.

The petition was filed by Cipla challenging the High Court’s order holding that it had infringed Roche’s patent. The two companies, Roche and Cipla, on May 30 however arrived at a settlement to close the patent dispute between them over the drug erlotinib hydrochloride. After the May 30 settlement, Cipla withdrew the Special Leave Petition (SLP) filed against the said High Court’s order.