Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Inventors (But Never Asked): Evidence from the Patval-Eu Survey
47 Pages Posted: 17 Aug 2006
Date Written: July 2006
Based on a survey of the inventors of 9,017 European patented inventions, this paper provides new information about the characteristics of European inventors, the sources of their knowledge, the importance of formal and informal collaborations, the motivations to invent, and the actual use and economic value of the patents.
Keywords: Inventor, patent, incentives, innovation, patent system, patent value
JEL Classification: J24, O31, O34
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