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Record ID
115033
Status
Published
Date of creation
2019-05-30 21:31 UTC (cjg072@mail.usask.ca)
Date of publication
2019-07-04 20:17 UTC (austein.mcloughlin@cbd.int)

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Title
Resolving FTO Barriers in GM Canola
Author
Viktoriya Galushko, University of Regina;, Richard Gray and Stuart Smyth; University of Saskatchewan
Language(s)
  • English
Publication date
2010
Subject
Summary, abstract or table of contents
The development of intellectual property (IP) protection in plant breeding brought much-needed private investment into canola research in the 1980s, but at the same time, fragmented research and IP ownership. In the 1990s, the biotechnology industry tried to address the growing IP fragmentation through a series of mergers and acquisitions. As we show through a survey of canola breeders, these changes reduced the sharing of knowledge in both the public and private sector, significantly increasing the cost of conducting breeding research. In the past decade, firms have clearly moved away from mergers and acquisitions towards cross-licensing of IP. What remains to be seen, is whether these agreements get to the root of the freedom-to-operate (FTO) problem that exists in agricultural biotechnology.
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Additional Information
Type of resource
  • Article (journal / magazine / newspaper)
Publisher and its location
AgBioForum
Rights
©2010 AgBioForum
Format
10 pages
PDF
Source
Keywords and any other relevant information
Intellectual property, freedom to operate, anti- commons, patents.