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Protecting Investors' Intellectual Property Rights In Biotechnology


  • Centner, Terence J.
  • White, Fred C.


Institutional devices encouraging biotechnological innovation may not be providing adequate returns or protection for inventors. This article identifies an optimal degree of patent protection and employs sensitivity analysis to link demand and supply characteristics and investment productivity. Four contemporary policy issues are identified to provide a foundation for future research.

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  • Centner, Terence J. & White, Fred C., 1989. "Protecting Investors' Intellectual Property Rights In Biotechnology," Western Journal of Agricultural Economics, Western Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 14(02), December.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:wjagec:32353

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    1. White, Fred C., 1995. "Integration Of Agriculture And Technological Change," Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association, vol. 24(1), April.


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