Portrait: Anatole Krattiger—Intellectual Property Management in The Global Public Interest

Academic Article


  • [Excerpt] "What do cows in green Alpine landscapes have in common with IP? Not much unless you ask Dr. Krattiger. As a young farmer in his native Switzerland, and later in the South of France where he cultivated vineyards, he developed a practical approach to solving problems. During these formative years as a farmer, Dr. Krattiger particularly enjoyed tending dairy herds in the green pastures of the Swiss Alps. There he learned and practiced the art of fine cheese making: an age-old and fundamental application of traditional biotechnology. Working in sight of the sublime peaks of the Alps must have spurred his mind to lofty goals, for Dr. Krattiger has since gone on to pursue a career focused on providing developing countries with access to new agricultural and health technologies. This idealism, however, remains rooted in a farmer’s sensibility: his professional life has been grounded in a results driven pragmatism.”
  • Status

    Publication Date

  • 2006
  • Published In


  • biography
  • intellectual property management
  • plant breeding
  • plant patents
  • Start Page

  • 1
  • End Page

  • 10
  • Volume

  • 2006
  • Issue

  • Summer/Fall