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Patenting and Invention Activity of U.S. Scientists and Engineers in the Academic Sector: Comparisons with Industry

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  • Morgan, Robert P
  • Kruytbosch, Carlos
  • Kannankutty, Nirmala

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Analyses have been performed of the patenting and invention activity of U.S. scientists and engineers (S&Es) in the academic sector and comparisons have been made with their counterparts in industry. The analyses are based upon survey questions concerning patent applications, grant awards and commercialization outcomes from two 1995 National Science Foundation (NSF) nationally representative workforce surveys. A series of new indicators--patent activity rates, patent activity shares and patent success rates--has been defined and utilized to examine patent activity by employment sector, educational field, demographic variables, status and location of university faculty, technological area, and selected S&E job characteristics. It is recommended that NSF collect data on patenting activity, including commercialization outcomes, in its surveys of the S&E workforce at least every four years. Data should also be collected on university-industry collaboration in patent activity in the U.S., and between S&Es in the U.S. and other countries. Copyright 2001 by Kluwer Academic Publishers

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  • Morgan, Robert P & Kruytbosch, Carlos & Kannankutty, Nirmala, 2001. "Patenting and Invention Activity of U.S. Scientists and Engineers in the Academic Sector: Comparisons with Industry," The Journal of Technology Transfer, Springer, vol. 26(1-2), pages 173-183, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:jtecht:v:26:y:2001:i:1-2:p:173-83
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