Friday, August 05, 2011

One Out of Three Seeds in China Infringes Patents

Do you want patented rice with that?
Zhou Siyou writes for the China Daily: 
"An estimated 8,700 seed companies are operating in the Chinese market, but fewer than 100 have their own intellectual property rights. More than 90 percent of the companies are small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)and have lower levels of research and technology. Around 30 percent of them are engaged in producing and selling counterfeit seeds every year, according to industry reports.
Read the China Daily article here

Chuin-Wei Yap writes for the Wall Street Journal that China is trying to establish national champions in the life science business that can compete with the likes of Monsanto and Pioneer, read more here.

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