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Research: Why Do Start-Ups Patent? (2008)

Why Do Start-Ups Patent? (2008)

Patents generate great returns on the patented products by preventing others from making, using and selling those products. The patent system incentivises inventors to develop new technologies and promotes innovation considering that the inventions are made public. There is a number of different reasons why inventors or their employers file for patents. The objective of the authors is to examine the reasons why start-ups patent by reviewing the dominant theories, cataloguing common observations and examining existing empirical data.

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Research: The moderating effect of intellectual property rights on relationship between innovation and company performance in manufacturing sector. (2019)

The moderating effect of intellectual property rights on relationship between innovation and company performance in manufacturing sector. (2019)

This paper aims to study the effects of Intellectual Property on the relationship between innovation capability and business performance in the manufacturing sector. The study was conducted using hypotheses and tests with survey data from small manufacturing businesses from Romania. Multi-item scales were tested with the statistical method of exploratory factor analysis, avoiding multi-collinearity or error variance correlation with each set of scale item using the principal axis with the varimax. The study has shown a positive outcome on patenting and new investment growth, access to new capital and to new knowledge.

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Research: Start-ups and Patent Trolls

Start-ups and Patent Trolls

This article estimates the impact of Patent Assertion Entities (PAE) on small companies based on an analysis of patent litigation data regarding the period 2006 – 2012. A non-random survey of 223 tech company start-ups was conducted (79 of which had received a demand from a PAE), as well as interviews with relevant stakeholders. The authors propose reforms and highlight methods that would help small companies dealing with PAEs.

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Research: Patenting by Entrepreneurs: An Empirical Study (2010)

Patenting by Entrepreneurs: An Empirical Study (2010)

The University of California Berkeley School of Law held in 2018 the first extensive survey on the connection between patenting and entrepreneurship in the United States. The survey considered approximately 15,000 start-up and early-stage companies in the fields of biotechnology, medical device, information technology hardware, software and internet. This article aims to analyse the results of the survey, demystifying concepts and beliefs about start-up patenting.

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