Strategies For Protecting Biotechnology In Brazil And China

Law360, New York (October 6, 2017, 4:11 PM EDT) -- Global competition for clean and sustainable processes using renewable resources as raw material drives many companies to leverage biotechnology. Over the next decade, biotechnology is estimated to contribute to 35 percent of the output of chemicals and other industrial products, to 80 percent of pharmaceuticals and diagnostic production, and to 50 percent of agricultural output. Patents play a key role supporting biotechnology companies, but navigating global intellectual property systems can be a complicated exercise for even the most seasoned innovators.

Many countries have created means for...
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