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The spread of IPP on such innovations has meant that germplasm is often covered by a large number of IP claims on these innovations, including key process technologies required to bring about the genetic transformations embodied in the seed. Agricultural Innovation after the Diffusion of IPP 5 As patents on key technologies or materials including genes, markers, promoters and means of transformation proliferate, the restrictive force of monopolies conferred by these patents becomes increasingly evident.

Org Kilman, S. (2001) Law US Supreme Court upholds the right to patent plants. Wall Street Journal. Available at: http://www. html Kuyek, D. (2001) Intellectual Property Rights: Ultimate Control of Agricultural R&D in Asia. P. Kesan Genetic Resources Action International (GRAIN). grain. htm Makanya, Z. (2004) 12 reasons for Africa to reject GM crops. Seedling July, 18–22. org Managing Planet Earth (2002) From Montreal to Rio to Johannesburg: 15 years of environmental accords, New York Times, 20 August 2002, at F10.

Publicly funded R&D is likely to continue to be the main source of biotechnology innovations for most non-hybrid crops other than soybean, cotton and canola, in developed economies, even if they have strong IPP regimes. Upstream enabling innovation will continue to be geographically concentrated, and largely publicly funded, benefiting from externalities of huge allocations to biotechnology for human health in the USA. Experience thus far in lead countries indicates that the new IPP environment poses many challenges, and raises new, yet unresolved, funding, IP access and freedom to operate issues for applications of biotechnology beyond the handful of crops of interest to the now highly concentrated major private sector innovators.

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