A Survey of Empirical Evidence on Patents and Innovation

42 Pages Posted: 26 Dec 2018 Last revised: 10 May 2021

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Bhaven N. Sampat

Columbia University - Mailman School of Public Health

Date Written: December 2018

Abstract

This report surveys the empirical literature from economics and related fields on patents and innovation. In particular, it reviews and synthesizes the empirical evidence on patents and first-generation innovation, the disclosure function of patents, and patents and follow-on innovation. The main results are summarized in fifteen charts.

Suggested Citation

Sampat, Bhaven N., A Survey of Empirical Evidence on Patents and Innovation (December 2018). NBER Working Paper No. w25383, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3306090

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