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Academic Patenting: Opportunity, Support or Attitude?

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I provide evidence that university-industry collaboration is important for turning commercial opportunities into patents. I find that the number of publications and the support provided by the university are not conclusive in explaining a researcher's propensity to patent. Controlling for a ariety of individual and departmental characteristics I find that research sponsored by industry is most likely to produce patents and more likely to produce patents owned by industry.

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Paper provided by University of Turin in its series Department of Economics and Statistics Cognetti de Martiis LEI & BRICK - Laboratory of Economics of Innovation "Franco Momigliano", Bureau of Research in Innovation, Complexity and Knowledge, Collegio Carlo Alberto. WP series with number 201107.

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Length: 27 pages
Date of creation: Jun 2011
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Handle: RePEc:uto:labeco:201107

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  1. Lawson Cornelia & Sterzi Valerio, 2012. "The role of early career factors in academic patenting," Department of Economics and Statistics Cognetti de Martiis LEI & BRICK - Laboratory of Economics of Innovation "Franco Momigliano", Bureau of Research in Innovation, Complexity and Knowledge, Collegio 201201, University of Turin.

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