Title: Recognising the Value of Business Patents with University Inventors
Authors: AZAGRA CARO Joaquin Maria
Publisher: European Commission
Publication Year: 2009
JRC N°: JRC51645
ISSN: 1018-5593
Other Identifiers: EUR 23761 EN
URI: http://ipts.jrc.ec.europa.eu/publications/pub.cfm?id=2279
Type: EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports
Abstract: Support to university patent ownership is a popular R&D policy initiative to promote effective knowledge sharing. Yet the broader, unintentional, consequences of such support on the link between public funding of university R&D and increased university-industry cooperation have not been studied. Through regression models on the determinants of university-owned patents in the EU and US, tentative results illustrate that the risk of negative consequences exists. Complementing current metrics about university performance with statistics about business patents with university inventors would help avoid such a risk and find definitive quantitative evidence.
JRC Directorate:Growth and Innovation

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