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Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Inventors (But Never Asked): Evidence from the PatVal-EU Survey

Stefano Brusoni (), Gustavo Crespi (), Dominique Francoz, Alfonso Gambardella, Walter Garcia-Fontes (), Aldo Geuna (), Paola Giuri, Raul Gonzales, Dietmar Harhoff (), Karin Hoisl, Christian LeBas, Alessandra Luzzi, Laura Magazzini (), Myriam Mariani, Lionel Nesta (), Önder Nomaler, Neus Palomeras, Parimel Patel and Marzia Romanelli

No 5752, CEPR Discussion Papers from C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers

Abstract: Based on a survey of the inventors of 9,017 European patented inventions, this paper provides new information about the characteristics of European inventors, the sources of their knowledge, the importance of formal and informal collaborations, the motivations to invent, and the actual use and economic value of the patents.

Keywords: patent value; incentives; innovation; inventor; patent; patent system (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J24 O31 O34 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2006-07
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