Although the first major agbiotech product patent has expired, regulatory requirements could continue to allot a significant degree of control to the original right holder.
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The authors would like to recognize and express appreciation for the early contributions of M.W. Szczerba, whose research and writing support were crucial in the early drafts of this manuscript. We are also grateful for the input given by N. McKinney, and the support of D.G. Dombek and other members of the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture, as well as Kent Bradford of the University of California, Davis, whose perspective is highly useful in understanding the impact that agbiogenerics could have on public sector agricultural research in the United States.
The authors declare no competing financial interests.
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Jefferson, D., Graff, G., Chi-Ham, C. et al. The emergence of agbiogenerics. Nat Biotechnol 33, 819–823 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1038/nbt.3306
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