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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 Introducing novel protein foods in the EU: economic and environmental impacts.

This paper utilizes an applied general equilibrium model to investigate the impacts of increased consumption of novel protein foods (NPFs: plant protein-based GM food products) in the EU. The simulation indicates that the introduction of NPFs will substantially decrease the production and...

Author(s)
Zhu XueQin; Ierland, E. van; Wesseler, J.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997476)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Smallholders, transgenic varieties, and production efficiency: the case of cotton farmers in China.

The overall goal of this study is to measure the impact that genetically modified cotton varieties have had on the production efficiency of smallholders in farming communities in China. We also find that the adoption of Bt cotton varieties leads to a significant decrease in the use of pesticides....

Author(s)
Huang JiKun; Hu RuiFa; Rozelle, S.; Qiao, F. B.; Pray, C. E.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996189)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Biotechnology inventions: what can we learn from patents?

Several characteristics of patents in the biotechnology field are explored, comparing and contrasting them to patents in other fields of research. The differences described may predict the direction and intensity of future of biotechnology patent applications. Particular reference is made to the...

Author(s)
Johnson, D. K. N.; Santaniello, V
ISBN
2000 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851994574)
Type
Conference paper; Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Intellectual property rights of plant varieties and of biotechnology in the European Union.

Following an introduction, sections cover: the protection of plant fluoride ; the new European directive on the protection of Biological invention; the release of genetically modified organisms in the European Union; and the future development of a European gene market.

Author(s)
Santaniello, V.
ISBN
2000 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851994574)
Type
Conference paper; Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Biotechnology risks and project interdependence.

This chapter looks at the problem of interdependent Bt projects in the framework of the theory or real options. First, it presents the case for the existence of stochastic interdependencies in Bt products (i.e. the interdependent nature of biotechnology risks). Next, it develops a simple model of...

Author(s)
Knudsen, O. K.; Scandizzo, P. L.
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990569)
Type
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
CABI Book Chapter Info
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
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Governing innovative science: challenges facing the commercialization of plant-made pharmaceuticals.

This chapter raises issues associated with gene flow in the case of plant-made pharmaceuticals (PMPs). Following an overview of the importance of PMPs, recent developments in this field and the possible environmental concerns are discussed. Recent developments include: plants with engineered...

Author(s)
Smyth, S.; Khachatourians, G. G.; Phillips, P. W. B.
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990569)
Type
Book chapter

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