Strategies and motives for filing patents

  • Florian Jell


Regularly, managers, policymakers, and researchers use patent filings as indicators of innovative activity. In doing so, they risk to ignore that a firm's number of patent applications is a noisy measure which is at least equally dependent on the firm's patent filing strategy, as it is determined by inventive activity within the firm.


Patent Application European Patent Office Patent System Focal Firm Patent Office 
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