Who Would Use An Ip Clearinghouse For Agricultural Research

Who are the most likely initial participants in an IP collective rights organization or IP exchange? Everyone involved in agricultural research is to some degree both a supplier and a user of new technologies. First, however, let us examine who is actively patenting biological applications for agricultural use. Here are the names of the top 30 assignees of agricultural biology patents in the United States at the end of 1998, with public sector institutions italicized (Table 18-3).

Table 18-3. Patenting organizations with U.S. utility patents in crop biotechnology

Number of U.S.

Parent entity (includes subsidiaries)_patents

Table 18-3. Patenting organizations with U.S. utility patents in crop biotechnology

Number of U.S.

Parent entity (includes subsidiaries)_patents

Monsanto

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