Competition issues in the seed industry and the role of intellectual propertyEconomics Working Papers (2002–2016)
Document TypeWorking Paper
Working Paper NumberWP #10015, June 2010
AbstractResearch 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.
Citation InformationGianCarlo Moschini. "Competition issues in the seed industry and the role of intellectual property" (2010)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/giancarlo-moschini/59/