Big seed companies have captured a large portion of CRISPR-associated patents for plants
Number of patent families (grouping of a similar patent inventions) associated with CRISPR technology applied to plants.
In China, patents are published a couple months after filing whereas there is an 18 month waiting period in many other countries. Most of these patents are only filed in China, and thus don't impact other markets. This may lead to a higher number of patent families for Chinese institutes.