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.
1: Patented Inventions and Externalities: Hohfeldian Legal Relationships AsThey Apply to Pollen Drift and Other Inadvertent Use 2: Insecure Property Rights and Plant Varieties 3: The Effects on the Market for Seeds and on Farmers in Argentina 4: Rules v. Standards for Patent Law in the Plant Sciences 5: The regulatory regime and its impact on innovation activities in agro-food biotechnology in the EU and USA 6: Agricultural Biotechnology under Trips and Beyond: Addressing Social Policies in a Pro-Patent Environment 7: The Impact of Intellectual Property Rights in the Plant/Seed Industry 8: Constitutional Implications of State Seed Saving Statutes 9: Dynamic Pricing Mechanism to Achieve Pareto Optimality in a Seed Production Contract 10: Access and Equity in Trade Negotiations on Knowledge Resources 11: Public Provision of Knowledge for Policy Research: The Agricultural Biotechnology Intellectual Property Database 12: An Economic Comparison of the Incentive to Innovate under Patents and Plant Breeders' Rights 13: The Political Economy of Intellectual Property: 14: Re-Examining European Policy on Plant Biotechnology 15: Legal Constraint of Genetic Use Restriction Technologies 16: The Strength and Structure of Intellectual Bio-Property Markets 17: Network Analysis for Interpreting Patent Date: A Preliminary, Visual Approach 18: Reality and Problems of Plant Protection under Patent Law and Seed and Seeding Law in Japan 19: Running Head: Plant Variety Protection in the Republic of Korea 20: To Sow or Not to Sow:Dilemmas in Creating New Rights in Food