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Young biotech companies may not need extensive patent portfolios to survive or grow.

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During the course of this work, D.K.P. was a student intern from Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore. He is currently with Tata Consultancy Services. R.M. is now with Avesthagen Ltd. We thank N. Yathindra for bringing Science Business by G.P. Pisano to our attention. We also thank Sunitha Yadav, Nanda Pandey and Sujith Raj Kothapeta for their work on the companies formed before 1992. Financial support from the Wadhwani Foundation is gratefully acknowledged.

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  1. Deepak Kumar Parida, Ritu Mehdiratta and Gayatri Saberwal are at the Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology, NEN-Wadhwani Centre of Excellence in Entrepreneurship Education, G-05 Tech Park Mall, ITPB, Whitefield Road, Bangalore 560 066, India.

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