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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 12 (Page no: 197)

Biotechnology inventions: patent data evidence.

Biotechnology invention is defined as proportions of international patent classes rather than as a specific set of biotechnology international patent classes. Tabulations or 'patents counts' for a number developing and developed countries are presented enabling an analysis of technological leadership. procedural steps required for the development of patent count indicators are discussed. Indexes of biotechnology invention in the USA during the 1990's are reviewed and indexes of international biotechnology invention are considered.

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: 6 (Page no: 91) Economics of intellectual property rights for agricultural technology. Author(s): Evenson, R. E.
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: 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.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Economic Growth Centre, Department of Economics, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2000
  • ISBN
  • 9780851994574
  • Record Number
  • 20001814226