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Research: Intellectual property rights in innovation management research: a review.

Intellectual property rights in innovation management research: a review.

The article aims to analyse the current research on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in the field of innovation management and spot the ongoing trends in this field. The analysis concerns, both in content and method, IPR-related articles published in 1970 – 2009 in the leading journals concerning innovation management.

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Research: Running ahead in the nanotechnology gold rush. Strategic patenting in emerging technologies.

Running ahead in the nanotechnology gold rush. Strategic patenting in emerging technologies.

The present paper aims to provide information on how patent scope varies over time and by type of applicants in the emerging phase of nanotechnology. Based on an analysis of 58.244 US patents, the authors conclude that the number of claims decreases over the subsequent phases of the technology life-cycle.

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4iP News: Five new summaries on patenting and IP for SMEs just loaded!

High-tech entrepreneurs, patent trolls, why SMEs patent ... are some of themes addressed

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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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