A Survey of Empirical Evidence on Patents and Innovation

A Survey of Empirical Evidence on Patents and Innovation

This report surveys the empirical literature from economics and related fields on patents and innovation. In particular, it reviews and synthesizes the empirical evidence on patents and first-generation innovation, the disclosure function of patents, and patents and follow-on innovation. The main results are summarized in fifteen charts.

Bhaven N. Sampat

NBER

December 2018

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