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Cover for Patents versus plant varietal protection.

This chapter develops a theoretical model to analyse the impacts of intellectual property rights (IPRs) policy options on innovation in the plant breeding sector and social welfare. First, some relevant strands of the literature on the scope of IPR protection are reviewed. The theoretical model is...

Author(s)
Eaton, D.; Tongeren, F. van
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990569)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for 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...

Author(s)
Zohrabyan, A.; Evenson, R. E.
ISBN
2000 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851994574)
Type
Conference paper; Book chapter
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Cover for 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...

Author(s)
Evenson, R. E.
ISBN
2000 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851994574)
Type
Conference paper; Book chapter
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Cover for The impact of regulation on the development of new products in the food industry.

This chapter addresses the impact of regulation on innovation as measured by the development of new products in the food industry. The EU and US regulatory environments are compared with respect to three innovative fields in the food industry: the use of genetic engineering for food production and...

Author(s)
Menrad, K.; Blind, K.
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990569)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Restricted monopoly R&D pricing: uncertainty, irreversibility and non-market effects.

This chapter extends the model for transgenic innovation pricing by Weaver and Kim (Incentives for R&D to develop GMO seeds: restricted monopoly, nonmarket effects, and regulation. Presented at the 6th International Conference of ICABR, Ravello, 2002) by considering ex-ante uncertainty and...

Author(s)
Weaver, R. D.; Wesseler, J.
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990569)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for R&D incentives for GM seeds: restricted monopoly, non-market effects, and regulation.

This chapter reconsiders the implications of the patent-based research and development incentive model for innovations, related to genetic modifications, in the agricultural and food industries (particularly genetically modified seeds); and clarifies that only in the case where the innovation...

Author(s)
Weaver, R. D.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997421)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The innovation system in agro-food biotechnology - is it European?

This chapter analyses whether national or sectoral systems of innovation are dominant in shaping the development of agro-food biotechnology within the European Union. A simplified overview of the factors significant to innovation, the embedding networks, and their inter-relationships is presented....

Author(s)
Menrad, K.; Reiss, T.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997421)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for How firm characteristics influence innovative activity in agricultural biotechnology.

This chapter explores the relationship between agricultural biotechnology and the financial characteristics of the companies conducting research studies on the development of new plant cultivars. A preliminary analysis of 15 important biotechnology firms for which data on firm characteristics,...

Author(s)
Klotz-Ingram, C.; Schimmelpfennig, D.; Naseem, A.; King, J.; Pray, C.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997421)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Future impact of new technologies: three scenarios, their competence gaps and research implications.

This chapter constructs 3 likely future scenarios (naturalness, technology-driven health and tight spending) and determine the role of new technologies in each of the scenarios.

Author(s)
Harmsen, H.; Sonne, A. M.; Jensen, B. B.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997421)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Universities, technology transfer and industrial R&D.

Some of the most important innovations to emerge in recent years - which have transformed whole industries, particularly in the areas of biotechnology (transforming medicine and agriculture) and information technology (transforming computing and communications) - were the result of research...

Author(s)
Graff, G.; Heiman, A.; Zilberman, D.; Castillo, F.; Parker, D.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996189)
Type
Book chapter

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