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Filing strategies and patent value

  • Nicolas van Zeebroeck
  • Bruno van Pottelsberghe de la Potterie

This article contributes to the literature on the determinants of patent value in two ways. First, it introduces a new potential class of value determinants in the form of filing strategies (including filing routes, drafting styles and divisional filings). Second, it provides empirical evidence based on a unique dataset of about 250,000 EPO patents that these strategies are consistently and positively associated with patent value, indicated by six different measures based on citations, families, renewals and oppositions.

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Volume (Year): 20 (2011)
Issue (Month): 6 (February)
Pages: 539-561

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