Title: Patent landscape analysis for crop biotechnology in India

Authors: Sheetal Menon; Shishir Kumar Jha; Karuna Jain

Addresses: Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai – 400 076, India ' Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai – 400 076, India ' National Institute of Industrial Engineering, Mumbai – 400 087, India

Abstract: Agricultural biotechnology and its impact on Indian agriculture have extensively been scrutinised from the perspective of agrarian studies, economics, strategic management, as well as policy literature. However, there is a dearth of analysis from the perspective of intellectual property and technology management literature. These analyses become especially vital given the strengthening IP regime and emerging technology trends in crop biotechnology in India. In the present study, we have made an attempt to contribute to literature in this direction. We rely on patent landscape analysis as a tool to provide insights into technology trends, identify areas of research considered to be of commercial value, active players among public and private sector organisations, as well as potential implications for Indian seed industry. The interested reader must be aware of such progressions, which influence Indian agriculture, its stakeholders, and perhaps food security as well.

Keywords: agricultural biotechnology; intellectual property; technology management; patent landscape; crop biotechnology; seed industry; India; GM technology; GM foods; genetically modified foods; insect resistance; biotic stress; abiotic stress; plant breeding; patents; agriculture; food security.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIPM.2015.076543

International Journal of Intellectual Property Management, 2015 Vol.8 No.3/4, pp.111 - 134

Received: 18 Apr 2015
Accepted: 14 Jul 2015

Published online: 12 May 2016 *

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