In May 2000 millions of dollars and 10 years worth of publicly funded research on Golden Rice was "donated" to multinational Gene Giant, AstraZeneca (now Syngenta). The takeover of Golden Rice by AstraZeneca is a case study in the public sector's failure to address and understand patent issues.
Golden Rice and Trojan Trade Reps
Submitted on 30 October 2000
A Case Study in the Public Sector's Mismanagement of Intellectual Property