Assessment of IP management in Agricultural Biotechnology Industry: Insight from a case study

Hebron C. Chang, Hsin-Ning Su

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Abstract

Since 1997, M Inc. faced litigations against non-contracted and contracted farmers about the issues of IP infringement and contract breach. M Inc.'s IP strategies include licensing, royalties, violation reports, investigations, settlement agreement and lawsuits. Organic farmer associations (OSGATA) sued M Inc. for IP invalidity because of misuse, double patenting and IP unenforceability since 2011. M Inc. won OSGATA the litigation after Supreme Court ruling in 2014. After impacts of GMO issues in these cases, it is encouraged that M Inc. (and other related industries) would establish new non-technological and technological strategies that is to donate upcoming expired patents to the publics, and to develop new products based on 'Breeding Biotechnology' which is friendly to human health and environment. It is foreseen that the transformation of IP managerial in the agricultural biotechnology industry following the case of M. Inc. will achieve a win-win situation for both sides, the Agricultural Biotechnology Industry and the Publics.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPICMET 2015 - Portland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology
Subtitle of host publicationManagement of the Technology Age, Proceedings
EditorsTugrul U. Daim, Dilek Cetindamar Kozanoglu, Dundar F. Kocaoglu, Timothy R. Anderson, Gary Perman, Kiyoshi Niwa
PublisherPortland State University
Pages75-84
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781890843328
DOIs
StatePublished - 21 Sep 2015
EventPortland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology, PICMET 2015 - Portland, United States
Duration: 2 Aug 20156 Aug 2015

Publication series

NamePortland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology
Volume2015-September

Conference

ConferencePortland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology, PICMET 2015
CountryUnited States
CityPortland
Period2/08/156/08/15

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