Working Paper Number
WP #10015, June 2010
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.
Published in Choices, Vol. 25 no. 2 (Second Quarter 2010).
O34, L1, L4, O3, Q1
Moschini, GianCarlo, "Competition issues in the seed industry and the role of intellectual property" (2010). Economics Working Papers (2002–2016). 118.