Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Inventors (But Never Asked): Evidence from the PatVal-EU Survey
Stefano Brusoni (),
Gustavo Crespi (),
Walter Garcia-Fontes (),
Aldo Geuna (),
Dietmar Harhoff (),
Laura Magazzini (),
Lionel Nesta (),
Parimel Patel and
No 5752, CEPR Discussion Papers from C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers
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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