Archive for March 4th, 2009

Companies Play the IP Card to Thwart Research on GM Crops and Seeds

A group of university scientists issued a complaint against some biotechnology companies who use intellectual property claims to keep them from conducting research on the effectiveness and environmental effects of their genetically modified crops and seeds. On the one hand, companies are playing the patent card to protect their interests. They are spending fortunes to do research. They are investing a lot of money and time on the trial-and-error tests. They are exhausting significant amounts of …