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AS Patent Expires, Farmers Plant Generic GMOs

This is one of the recent and most important developments in 20th century in agricultural biotechnology. But would farmers prefer to keep using the first generation of soybeans in its generic form? This is still not clear in biotechnology industry because of other forms of legal protections on seeds such as plant variety protection (PVP) Act and regulatory requirements for genetically modified crops…http://www.technologyreview.com/news/539746/as-patents-expire-farmers-plant-generic-gmos/


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About Nael Thaher

My current PhD research program focuses on capacity development for intellectual property management and understanding systems of technology transfer in crop biotechnology using a case study on Roundup Ready (RR) soybeans among the world’s largest soybean producing nations. The research project involves identifying the key challenges, opportunities, benefits and risks in crop biotechnology intellectual property management related to the case of RR soybean.
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