The Use of Intellectual Property Protection Mechanisms by Publicly Supported Firms

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Albert N. Link, Professor (Creator)
Martijn Van Hasselt, Associate Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Technology-based firms use intellectual property protection mechanisms (IPPMs) to appropriate the returns to their research investments. The empirical literature has generally focused on the use of IPPMs by private sector firms to appropriate the returns to their privately financed R&D-based technologies. To date, studies have not considered the use of IPPMs by private sector firms whose research is publicly financed. We identify empirically a number of significant covariates with the use of a portfolio of formal IPPMs consisting of patents, copyrights, and trademarks. However, our multivariate empirical analyses show that caution is needed in generalizing about such covariates when discussing any one particular formal IPPM.

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Economics of Innovation and New Technology, 2020,
Language: English
Date: 2020
patents, copyrights, trademarks, intellectual property, SBIR program, program evaluation, technology

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