Patent Enforcement Across 51 Countries - Patent Enforcement Index 1998-2017

Papageorgiadis, Nikolaos ORCID: 0000-0002-2983-5218 and Sofka, Wolfgang ORCID: 0000-0003-1598-6127
(2020) Patent Enforcement Across 51 Countries - Patent Enforcement Index 1998-2017. Journal of World Business, 55 (4). p. 101092.

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Indices are central for comparing the strength of patent systems across countries in international business research, intellectual property management and policymaking. However, existing approaches rely on book laws while most variance across countries emerges from enforcement. We address this weakness and present the Patent Enforcement Index which tracks differences in patent enforcement for 51 countries between 1998 and 2017. We utilize novel firm-level enforcement data and extend the conceptual framework of the patent systems strength index provided by Papageorgiadis et al. (2014). The new index reveals previously uncaptured volatility in patent enforcement and can be decomposed into three topical sub-indices.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: patents, patent enforcement, national patent systems index, inteleectual property, patent system development
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2020 15:23
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2023 00:01
DOI: 10.1016/j.jwb.2020.101092
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