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Agricultural biotechnology and intellectual property: seeds of change.

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Chapter 17 (Page no: 244)

The political economy of intellectual property: re-examining European policy on plant biotechnology.

This chapter develops a political-economic framework of science and technology policies and presents evidence to advance the argument that, for the majority of European chemical and agricultural interests, active attempts to promote science and technology policies for agricultural biotechnology would have worked against their own economic interests. It is argued that had the innovative capacity and thus the position of European industry and agriculture been different, they might have been able to profoundly influence not only European policy but even European public opinion to entertain a more benign view of biotechnology. The chapter concludes by speculating on the future of GM crops in Europe.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Agricultural innovation after the diffusion of intellectual property protection. Author(s): Wright, B.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 19) Seed biotechnology, intellectual property and global agricultural competitiveness. Author(s): Goldsmith, P. D. Nauriyal, D. K. Peng, W.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 38) History and trends in agricultural biotechnology patent law from a litigator's perspective. Author(s): Sease, E. J.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 44) Rules versus standards for patent law in the plant sciences. Author(s): Janis, M. D.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 55) Constitutional implications of state seed-saving statutes. Author(s): Endres, A. B.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 71) Patented inventions and externalities: Hohfeldian legal relationships as they apply to pollen drift and other inadvertent use. Author(s): Banik, M. M. Thomassin, P. J.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 83) Legal constraint of genetic use restriction technologies. Author(s): Burk, D. L.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 97) Cereal offenders: access and equity in trade negotiations on knowledge resources. Author(s): Taubman, A.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 132) Public provision of knowledge for policy research: the agricultural biotechnology intellectual property database. Author(s): King, J. L. Heisey, P. W.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 141) Network analysis for interpreting patent data: a preliminary, visual approach. Author(s): Lesser, W. Gomes, C.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 161) The impact of intellectual property rights in the plant and seed industry. Author(s): Dhar, T. Foltz, J.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 172) Dynamic pricing mechanism to achieve Pareto optimality in a seed production contract. Author(s): Umeno, S. Kesan, J. P.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 190) The economic incentive to innovate in plants: patents and plant breeders' rights. Author(s): Moschini, G. Yerokhin, O.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 204) The strength and structure of intellectual bio-property markets. Author(s): Buccola, S. Xia, Y.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 216) Insecure property rights and plant varieties: the effects on the market for seeds and on farmers in Argentina. Author(s): Kesan, J. P. Gallo, A. A.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 231) The regulatory regime and its impact on innovation activities in agro-food biotechnology in the EU and USA. Author(s): Menrad, K.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 268) Reality and problems of plant protection under patent law and seed and seedlings law in Japan. Author(s): Hiraki, Y.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 273) Plant variety protection in the Republic of Korea. Author(s): Yoon, K. S.
Chapter: 20 (Page no: 281) Economic impact assessment of intellectual property rights regulation: the case of Egypt. Author(s): Oehmke, J. F. Maredia, K. M.
Chapter: 21 (Page no: 293) Social and economic consequences of genetic use restriction technologies in developing countries. Author(s): Dutfield, G.
Chapter: 22 (Page no: 304) Agricultural biotechnology under TRIPS and beyond: addressing social policies in a pro-patent environment. Author(s): Ho, C. M.
Chapter: 23 (Page no: 320) To sow or not to sow: dilemmas in creating new rights in food. Author(s): Ragavan, S.
Chapter: 24 (Page no: 347) Biodiversity and biotechnology: a misunderstood relationship. Author(s): Chen, J.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California-Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2007
  • ISBN
  • 9781845932015
  • Record Number
  • 20073163495