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Policymakers and the R&D-patent relationship


  • Bruno Pottelsberghe de la Potterie
  • Gaétan Rassenfosse


This policy contribution by Bruno van Pottelsberghe and Gaétan De Rassenfosseargue that the number of priority filings should be used as a patent-based measure of Europes innovation performance. The paper identifies several policies that may affect the R&D-patent relationship.
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  • Bruno Pottelsberghe de la Potterie & Gaétan Rassenfosse, 2008. "Policymakers and the R&D-patent relationship," Intereconomics: Review of European Economic Policy, Springer;German National Library of Economics;Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), vol. 43(6), pages 377-380, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:intere:v:43:y:2008:i:6:p:377-380
    DOI: 10.1007/s10272-008-0271-x

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    1. de Rassenfosse, Gaetan & van Pottelsberghe de la Potterie, Bruno, 2009. "A policy insight into the R&D-patent relationship," Research Policy, Elsevier, vol. 38(5), pages 779-792, June.
    2. Gaétan de Rassenfosse & Bruno van Pottelsberghe de la Potterie, 2007. "Per un pugno di dollari: a first look at the price elasticity of patents," Oxford Review of Economic Policy, Oxford University Press, vol. 23(4), pages 558-604, Winter.
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    1. Archontakis, Fragiskos & Varsakelis, Nikos C., 2017. "Patenting abroad: Evidence from OECD countries," Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Elsevier, vol. 116(C), pages 62-69.

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