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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 The case for differentiated appropriability in intellectual property rights for plant varieties.

This chapter adapts an existing model of innovation in the plant breeding sector to demonstrate that common standards are not optimum from a global welfare point of view. Policy issues relating to Plant Variety Protection from an economic perspective are reviewed, with particular emphasis on the...

Author(s)
Tongeren, F. van; Eaton, D.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997421)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Are GURTs needed to remedy intellectual property failures and environmental problems with GM crops?

This chapter addresses the use of two types of genetic use restriction technologies (GURTs) in agriculture: variety-level GURTs (V-GURTs) and trait-specific GURTs (T-GURTs). It examines weaknesses in plant breeders' rights and patent and contract laws, but questions whether breeders really need the ...

Author(s)
Budd, G.
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990569)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Mergers, acquisitions and flows of agbiotech intellectual property.

This chapter evaluates a type of spillover associated with mergers and acquisitions in the biotechnology industry. The study reported in this chapter was based on a database containing 11 000 agricultural biotechnology patents granted between 1988 and 2002 by the US Patent Office. The analysis...

Author(s)
Schimmelpfennig, D.; King, J.
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990569)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Intellectual property strategy in the context of inter-organizational relations: the case of international agricultural research.

This chapter demonstrates the complexity of the intellectual property (IP) strategy. Using the structure of inter-organizational relations, the IP strategies of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research are discussed. The core content of the chapter is methodological and has a...

Author(s)
Binenbaum, E.; Pardey, P. G.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997421)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
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 Dynamic pricing of GM crop traits.

This chapter examines the retail pricing of patented crop traits such as Roundup Ready herbicide resistance or Bt insect resistance. The emphasis is not on the of the seeds in which the traits are embodied, but on the implicit or explicit price for the traits themselves. Intellectual property...

Author(s)
Perrin, R.; Fulginiti, L.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997421)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Intellectual property aspects of traditional agricultural knowledge.

This paper examines a number of cases in which traditional agricultural knowledge has been converted into intellectual property rights. The cases involve the blight-resistant rice (Oryza longistaminata), enola bean (Phaseolus vulgaris), yacon (Smallantus sonchifolius [Polymnia sonchifolia]), and...

Author(s)
Blakeney, M.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996189)
Type
Book chapter
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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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