Document Type

Working Paper

Publication Date

6-8-2010

Working Paper Number

WP #10015, June 2010

Abstract

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.

Publication Status

Published in Choices, Vol. 25 no. 2 (Second Quarter 2010).

JEL Classification

O34, L1, L4, O3, Q1

File Format

application/pdf

Length

12 pages

Included in

Economics Commons

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