Commercializing academic research : the quality of faculty patenting


Czarnitzki, Dirk ; Hussinger, Katrin ; Schneider, Cédric


[img]
Preview
PDF
dp08069.pdf - Published

Download (401kB)

URL: http://ub-madoc.bib.uni-mannheim.de/2101
URN: urn:nbn:de:bsz:180-madoc-21014
Document Type: Working paper
Year of publication: 2008
Publication language: English
Institution: Sonstige Einrichtungen > ZEW - Leibniz-Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung
MADOC publication series: Veröffentlichungen des ZEW (Leibniz-Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung) > ZEW Discussion Papers
Subject: 330 Economics
Classification: JEL: O31 O32 O34 ,
Subject headings (SWD): Deutschland , Staatliche Forschung , Hochschulforschung , Patentrecht , Qualität , Wissenschaftstransfer
Keywords (English): academic inventors , faculty patenting , patent quality
Abstract: The knowledge produced by academic scientists has been identified as a potential key driver of technological progress. Recent policies in Europe aim at increasing commercially orientated activities in academe. Based on a sample of German scientists across all fields of science we investigate the importance of academic patenting. Our findings suggest that academic involvement in patenting results in greater knowledge externalities, as academic patents appear to generate more forward citations. We also find that in the European context of changing research objectives and funding sources since the mid-90’s, the “importance” of academic patents declines over time. We show that academic entrants have patents of lower “quality” than academic incumbents but they did not cause the decline, since the relative importance of patents involving academics with an existing patenting history declined over time as well. Moreover, a preliminary evaluation of the effects of the abolishment of the “professor privilege” (the German counterpart of the U.S. Bayh-Dole Act) reveals that this legal disposition led to an acceleration of this apparent decline.
Additional information:

Das Dokument wird vom Publikationsserver der Universitätsbibliothek Mannheim bereitgestellt.




+ Citation Example and Export

Czarnitzki, Dirk ; Hussinger, Katrin ; Schneider, Cédric (2008) Commercializing academic research : the quality of faculty patenting. Open Access [Working paper]
[img]
Preview


+ Search Authors in

+ Download Statistics

Downloads per month over past year

View more statistics



You have found an error? Please let us know about your desired correction here: E-Mail


Actions (login required)

Show item Show item