Chapter 9: Key Players in Rice Genome Patenting

Our analysis has identified several key players in the area of rice genome patenting. DuPont, which includes Pioneer Hi-Bred, has the largest number of granted patents that claim rice sequences, or sequences highly similar to rice. For the applications, Monsanto stands out because of the significant number of bulk sequence applications that they have filed.

This chapter provides some background information about the key players and discusses some of their gene patenting strategies.