Micro evidence on international patenting

Per Botolf Maurseth, Roger Svensson
2014 Economics of Innovation and New Technology  
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 small Swedish firms and inventors, we are able to estimate some of
more » ... ese 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, technological rivalry and market size in the host market. JEL classification: O33, O34
doi:10.1080/10438599.2013.871166 fatcat:66b5nelp65elbkufgjsxspspwi