Exploring the Patent Explosion

  title={Exploring the Patent Explosion},
  author={B. Hall},
  journal={The Journal of Technology Transfer},
  • B. Hall
  • Published 2004
  • Business
  • The Journal of Technology Transfer
  • This paper looks more closely at the sources of patent growth in the United States since 1984. It confirms that the increase is largely due to U.S. patenters, with an earlier surge in Asia, and some increase in Europe. Growth has taken place in all technologies, but not in all industries, being concentrated in the electrical, electronics, computing, and scientific instruments industries. It then examines whether these patents are valued by the market. We know from survey evidence that patents… CONTINUE READING
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