Introduction to Patents
A patent has the potential of providing tremendous wealth to its owner. The owner can prevent all others from using, making or selling the patented item throughout the United States for as long as 17 years. However, the patent is worthless unless the patented item is commercialized.
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Gjonça, Etleva; Yiannaka, Amalia (University of Missouri, College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, 2016)We examine the effect of various patent characteristics on changes in patent ownership that occurred due to mergers, acquisitions, and spin-offs in the agricultural biotechnology industry in the 1980s and 1990s. Our goal ...
Mahoney, Joe (2010-03)Joe Mahoney addressed issues of patent law and patent infringement, citing several examples from the pharmaceutical industry.
Lesser, William (University of Missouri, College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, 2016)Fifteen years ago, the "tragedy of the anticommons" article warned that excessive patenting of biotech products and research methods could deter rather than stimulate invention, but little evidence was offered. Here, ...