INTELLECTUAL PROPERTIES RIGHTS-A STRONG DETERMINANT OF ECONOMIC GROWTH IN AGRICULTURE- A REVIEW

Article Id: ARCC913 | Page : 277 - 283
Citation :- INTELLECTUAL PROPERTIES RIGHTS-A STRONG DETERMINANT OF ECONOMIC GROWTH IN AGRICULTURE- A REVIEW.Agricultural Reviews.2011.(32):277 - 283
Mohan Lal ,Love Kumar Singh and Munmun Rai,
Address : Central Soil Salinity Research Institute, Karnal - 132 001 India

Abstract

In the past few decades the subject of intellectual property rights (IPRs) has occupied center stage in debates about globalization, economic development and poverty elimination. This study concerns the strengthening of IPRs in the plant breeding industry and its effect on agriculture in India. In India, most of the population relies on agricul­ture for its livelihood. India is self-sufficient in wheat and paddy, but deficient in other agricultural products. Pat­ents are good indicators of research and development output. Patent analysis makes it possible to map out the trend of technological change and life cycle of a technology - growth, development, maturity and decline. Patent infor­mation and patent statistical analysis have been used for examining present, technological status and to forecast future trends. One can determine the directions of corporate R&D and market interests by analyzing patent data. The present study is an attempt to analyze patents granted in India in the field of agriculture and importance of biotechnology-based innovations in agriculture

Keywords

Intellectual property rights Patents Agriculture.

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