Micro Evidence on International Patenting

Economics of Innovation and New Technology, Vol. 23(4), pp. 398-422, 2014

32 Pages Posted: 28 Nov 2012 Last revised: 22 Jun 2020

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Per Botolf Maurseth

BI Norwegian Business School - Department of Economics

Roger Svensson

Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN)

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Date Written: October 28, 2012

Abstract

Globalization, high growth rates in high-tech industries, growing emerging markets and harmonization of patent institutions across countries have stimulated patenting in foreign markets. We use a simple model of international patenting, where the decision to patent in a foreign country depends on country characteristics and the quality of the patented invention. With access to a detailed database on individual patents owned by Swedish small firms and inventors, we are able to estimate some of these relationships and test their validity. Our results indicate that the propensity to apply for international patent protection increases with indicators of the quality of the invention and indicators of technological rivalry and market size in the host market.

Keywords: international patenting, host country characteristics, patent value

JEL Classification: O33, O34

Suggested Citation

Maurseth, Per Botolf and Svensson, Roger, Micro Evidence on International Patenting (October 28, 2012). Economics of Innovation and New Technology, Vol. 23(4), pp. 398-422, 2014, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2181884 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2181884

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