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Competition issues in the seed industry and the role of intellectual property
Economics Working Papers (2002–2016)
  • GianCarlo Moschini, Iowa State University
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.
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application/pdf
Length
12 pages
Citation Information
GianCarlo Moschini. "Competition issues in the seed industry and the role of intellectual property" (2010)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/giancarlo-moschini/59/