The Value of U . S . Patents by Owner and Patent Characteristics

@inproceedings{Bessen2006TheVO,
  title={The Value of U . S . Patents by Owner and Patent Characteristics},
  author={James Bessen},
  year={2006}
}
This paper uses renewal data to estimate the value of U.S. patents, controlling for patent and owner characteristics. Estimates of U.S. patent value are substantially larger than estimates for European patents, however, the ratio of US patent value to R&D for firms is only about 3%. Patents issued to small patentees are much less valuable than those issued to large corporations, perhaps reflecting imperfect markets for technology. Litigated patents are more valuable, as are highly cited patents… CONTINUE READING
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