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Licensing or Not Licensing?: Empirical Analysis on Strategic Use of Patent in Japanese Firms

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  • Kazuyuki Motohashi

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In this paper, IP strategy at firm level is analyzed in a framework of use of patent as a tool for maximizing firm's revenue, based on a dataset from JPO's Survey of Intellectual Property Activities in 2004. Descriptive regressions of IP strategy indicators suggest a non-linear relationship between firm size and licensing propensity. For a small firm with less complementary assets, such as production facility and marketing channels, tends to license more. At the same time, a licensing propensity of large firm is also high due to the effect of cross licensing.

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Paper provided by Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI) in its series Discussion papers with number 06021.

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Length: 17 pages
Date of creation: Apr 2006
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Handle: RePEc:eti:dpaper:06021

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