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Are There Synergies Or Tradeoffs Between Articles And Patents In University Ag-Biotech Research

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  • Kim, Kwansoo
  • Foltz, Jeremy D.
  • Barham, Bradford L.
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    This paper examines the empirical evidence for synergies or tradeoffs associated with the rapid rise of ag-biotech patenting at Land Grant Universities by examining the question of whether journal articles and patents appear to be complementary or competing activities in agricultural biotechnology research. The results show many synergies and none of the expected tradeoffs between the basic research represented in journal articles and the commercial proprietary research represented in patents.

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    Paper provided by American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association) in its series 2002 Annual meeting, July 28-31, Long Beach, CA with number 19649.

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    1. Weatherspoon, Dave D. & Oehmke, James F. & Raper, Kellie Curry, 2000. "An Era Of Confusion: The Land Grant Research Agenda And Biotechnology," Staff Papers 11559, Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics.
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