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Competition Issues in the Seed Industry and the Role of Intellectual Property

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  • Moschini, GianCarlo

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Research and Development (R&D) and innovation are crucial features of the seed industry. To support large R&D investments by the private sector, strong intellectual property rights, such as patents, are necessary. The exclusivity granted by patents naturally creates market power positions and raises difficult and unresolved competition issues in an antitrust context.�

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Paper provided by Iowa State University, Department of Economics in its series Staff General Research Papers with number 31611.

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Date of creation: 07 Jun 2010
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Publication status: Published in Choices, Second Quarter 2010, vol. 25 no. 2
Handle: RePEc:isu:genres:31611

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  1. GianCarlo Moschini, 2008. "Biotechnology and the development of food markets: retrospect and prospects," European Review of Agricultural Economics, Foundation for the European Review of Agricultural Economics, vol. 35(3), pages 331-355, September.
  2. Moschini, GianCarlo & Lapan, Harvey E., 1997. "Intellectual Property Rights and the Welfare Effects of Agricultural R & D," Staff General Research Papers 5048, Iowa State University, Department of Economics.
  3. GianCarlo Moschini & Oleg Yerokhin, 2008. "Patents, Research Exemption, and the Incentive for Sequential Innovation," Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 17(2), pages 379-412, 06.
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