International patent systems strength 1998-2011
2014 (English)In: Journal of world business (Print), ISSN 1090-9516, Vol. 49, no 4, 586-597 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
In this paper we report on a composite index of international patent systems strength for 48 developing and industrialized countries annually from 1998 to 2011. Building upon earlier indices we develop a conceptual framework informed by transaction cost theory and derive measures which emphasize the importance of enforcement-related aspects of the patent system of countries. Findings reveal harmonization of the regulative aspects of patent protection internationally in the post-TRIPs era but not of overall national patent systems. The index should inform studies on the relationship between national patent systems and a range of international business and other phenomena.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. Vol. 49, no 4, 586-597 p.
Intellectual property, Patent, National patent systems index, Patent enforcement, Patent system development
Economics and Business
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-236559DOI: 10.1016/j.jwb.2013.12.011ISI: 000343358900012OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-236559DiVA: diva2:765726