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Agriculture and intellectual property rights: economic, institutional and implementation issues in biotechnology.

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This book has arisen from the conference entitled 'The shape of the coming agricultural biotechnology transformation: strategic investment and policy approaches from an economic perspective' convened by the international Consortium on Agricultural Biotechnology Research (ICABR), held in Rome, June 17-19, 1999. Papers are divided between four sections covering: legal systems (5 papers); economic is...


Chapter 6 (Page no: 91)

Economics of intellectual property rights for agricultural technology.

Basic economic principles associated with intellectual property rights are addressed and related to the growing policy concerns of the public sector agricultural sciences. Six sections: review the technical aspects of the major IPRs; discuss single economy invention cases; introduce intellectual and biological germ plasm; discuss multi country case and buyer seller asymmetry; illustrate the issues with summary data for plant varieties (rice) and for agricultural inventions; and offer a discussion of unresolved policy issues.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 11) Patent and other private legal rights for biotechnology inventions (Intellectual Property Rights-IPR). Author(s): Evenson, D. D.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 27) Intellectual property rights of plant varieties and of biotechnology in the European Union. Author(s): Santaniello, V.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 35) Intellectual property rights under the convention on biological diversity. Author(s): Lesser, W.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 53) An economic approach to identifying an 'Effective sui generis System' for plant variety protection under TRIPs. Author(s): Lesser, W.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 77) Recent intellectual property rights controversies and issues at the CGIAR. Author(s): Bragdon, S. H.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 121) The market value of farmers' rights. Author(s): Mandelsohn, R.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 127) International crop breeding in a world of proprietary technology. Author(s): Wright, B. D.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 139) Knowledge management and the economics of agricultural biotechnology. Author(s): Zilberman, D; Yarkin, C; Heiman, A.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 155) Comparing allocation of resources in public and private research. Author(s): LemariƩ, S.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 169) Biotechnology inventions: what can we learn from patents? Author(s): Johnson, D. K. N. Santaniello, V
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 197) Biotechnology inventions: patent data evidence. Author(s): Zohrabyan, A. Evenson, R. E.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 209) Property rights and regulations for transgenic crops in North America. Author(s): Carlson, G. Marra, M.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 223) Intellectual property rights, Canola and public research in Canada. Author(s): Phillips, P. W. B.

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