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Academic Patenting in Europe: New Evidence from the KEINS Database

Francesco Lissoni (), Patrick Llerena, Maureen McKelvey and Bulat Sanditov
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Maureen McKelvey: RIDE-IMIT - Chalmers University, Gothenburg, Sweden.
Bulat Sanditov: Cespri - Bocconi University, Milano, Italy and MERIT - Maastricht University, The Netherlands.

No 202, KITeS Working Papers from KITeS, Centre for Knowledge, Internationalization and Technology Studies, Universita' Bocconi, Milano, Italy

Abstract: The paper provides summary statistics from the KEINS database on academic patenting in France, Italy, and Sweden. It shows that academic scientists in those countries have signed many more patents than previously estimated. This re?evaluation of academic patenting comes by considering all patents signed by academic scientists active in 2004, both those assigned to universities and the many more held by business companies, governmental organizations, and public laboratories. Specific institutional features of the university and research systems in the three countries contribute to explain these ownership patterns, which are remarkably different from those observed in the US. In the light of these new data, European universities’ contribution to domestic patenting appears not to be much less intense than that of their US counterparts.

Keywords: Technology transfer; University patents; Academic inventors. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I23 O31 O34 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-edu, nep-eec, nep-ino, nep-ipr, nep-pr~, nep-sog and nep-tid
Date: 2007-06, Revised 2007-06
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