Patents can be bad for a company’s innovation outputs

In Commercialisation/Tech Transfer on January 3, 2013 at 8:42 pm

Very interesting talk at the InterTradeIreland All-Island Innovation Conference in October 2011 by Stephen Roper and Nola Hewitt-Dundas.

Their key findings were that:

patent stocks have negative rather than positive impacts on business units’ innovation outputs, reflecting potential negative path dependency or core-rigidities rather than cumulative capacity building

business units’ current knowledge search and investment activities dominate any legacy effects on innovation performance.

Stephen Roper and Nola Hewitt-Dundas – What drives innovation


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