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Capturing Value from IP in a Global Environment

Juan Alcácer (), Karin Beukel () and Bruno Cassiman
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Juan Alcácer: Harvard Business School, Strategy Unit
Karin Beukel: University of Copenhagen

No 17-068, Harvard Business School Working Papers from Harvard Business School

Abstract: This paper documents the strong growth in tools used by firms to protect their intellectual property (IP), develop their know-how, and build and maintain their reputation globally during the last decades. We focus on three tools: patents, trademarks, and industrial designs. We find that, although most IP applications come from a few countries (the United States, European Union, Japan, China, and South Korea), most growth in IP activity has come from middle-income countries, especially in Asia. We observe important differences in the origins of this growth. For example, while in India most applicants were foreign firms, in China most were local. However, most Indian innovations are also applied overseas, while Chinese innovations rarely made it out of China. Interestingly, growth in applications varies by IP tool, with industrial designs experiencing the most growth.

Pages: 53 pages
Date: 2015-08
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-ino, nep-ipr and nep-sea
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