Agricultural Biotechnology and Intellectual Property

Agricultural Biotechnology and Intellectual Property

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Scientists are becoming progressively more involved in developing methods for increasing agricultural productivity and designing plants with certain qualities. As such, genetic engineering has given plant breeders a means to exercise property rights over different varieties of plants. This has created many implications and given way to much controversy, with most objections being raised against the idea of owning life. With the use of comparative studies, this book discusses the legal, agribusiness and public policy issues that connect intellectual property protection with advancements in agricultural biotechnology.For instance, Seiko imitated Rolexa#39;s styling, Canon copied Xeroxa#39;s features and Komatsu copied Caterpillara#39;s design. ... the transfer of a#39;tacita#39; knowledge, which cannot be easily codified (e.g. as in patent disclosures or instruction manuals).

Title:Agricultural Biotechnology and Intellectual Property
Author:Jay P. Kesan
Publisher:CABI - 2007-01-01


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