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Competition, Regulation, and Intellectual Property Management in Genetically Modified Foods: Evidence from Survey Data

Régibeau, P and Rockett, K (2005) Competition, Regulation, and Intellectual Property Management in Genetically Modified Foods: Evidence from Survey Data. Working Paper. University of Essex, Department of Economics, Economics Discussion Papers 591.

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Abstract

We present survey results regarding a series of hypotheses on industry structure, regulation and patent policy towards GM food crops, focussing on the stages of the industry that generate innovations and approved products for sale to the farming sector. Licensing as a means of delegating litigation and regulatory costs comes out as one of the most consistent themes in our responses. We link this practice to a two-tiered industry structure, a weak relation between litigation threat and research trajectory, and a perception by our respondents that patents - as well as patent design - are 'one step removed' from their research decisions.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics, Department of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2012 11:56
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2022 01:16
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/2835

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