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Title: Status and Challenges of Intellectual Property Rights in Agriculture Innovation in India
Authors: Kumar, Vikas
Sinha, Kunal
Keywords: Agricultural innovation;Intellectual property rights;Research and development;Patent;Technology
Issue Date: Sep-2015
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: The present study is an attempt to analyse the overview and impact of intellectual property rights (IPRs) on agricultural innovation in India. This paper examines the patenting activity to identify current innovations in crop farming in India. In the case of granted patents, majority of the patents belong to the area of plant growth. It explores the specificities of patent portfolios and its scope of future innovations in the agriculture engineering sector. But there are still unanswered questions about whether emerging and evolving IPR regimes in developing countries will contribute to enhance agricultural productivity. This paper attempts to answer some of these questions by tracing the effects of IPRs on private investment in crop genetic improvement and in turn, on agricultural productivity. However, the research looks at the prospect of India as a developing country to boost its current intellectual property (IP) framework and legislation in order to develop its agricultural technology. Hence, it focuses on whether there is a single system as a model of IP regime to enhance agriculture production in India. The research is based on secondary data.
Page(s): 288-296
ISSN: 0975-1076 (Online); 0971-7544 (Print)
Appears in Collections:JIPR Vol.20(5) [September 2015]

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