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Micro Evidence on International Patenting

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  • Maurseth, Per Botolf

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    (Department of Economics)

  • Svensson, Roger

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    (Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN))

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Globalization, high growth rates in high-tech industries, growing emerging markets and harmonization of patent institutions across countries have stimulated patenting in foreign markets. We use a simple model of international patenting, where the decision to patent in a foreign country depends on country characteristics and the quality of the patented invention. With access to a detailed database on individual patents owned by Swedish small firms and inventors, we are able to estimate some of these relationships and test their validity. Our results indicate that the propensity to apply for international patent protection increases with indicators of the quality of the invention and indicators of technological rivalry and market size in the host market.

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Paper provided by Research Institute of Industrial Economics in its series Working Paper Series with number 934.

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Length: 31 pages
Date of creation: 25 Oct 2012
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Handle: RePEc:hhs:iuiwop:0934

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Keywords: International patenting; Host country characteristics; Patent value;

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