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Title: Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Inventors (But Never Asked): Evidence from the PatVal-EU Survey

Author(s): Stefano Brusoni, Gustavo Crespi, Dominique Francoz, Alfonso Gambardella, Walter Garcia-Fontes, Aldo Geuna, Paola Giuri, Raul Gonzales, Dietmar Harhoff, Karin Hoisl, Christian LeBas, Alessandra Luzzi, Laura Magazzini, Myriam Mariani, Lionel Nesta, ÷nder Nomaler, Neus Palomeras, Parimel Patel and Marzia Romanelli

Publication Date: July 2006

Keyword(s): patent value, incentives, innovation, inventor, patent and patent system

Programme Area(s): Industrial Organization

Abstract: Based on a survey of the inventors of 9,017 European patented inventions, this paper provides new information about the characteristics of European inventors, the sources of their knowledge, the importance of formal and informal collaborations, the motivations to invent, and the actual use and economic value of the patents.

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Brusoni, S, Crespi, G, Francoz, D, Gambardella, A, Garcia-Fontes, W, Geuna, A, Giuri, P, Gonzales, R, Harhoff, D, Hoisl, K, LeBas, C, Luzzi, A, Magazzini, L, Mariani, M, Nesta, L, Nomaler, ÷, Palomeras, N, Patel, P and Romanelli, M. 2006. 'Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Inventors (But Never Asked): Evidence from the PatVal-EU Survey'. London, Centre for Economic Policy Research. http://www.cepr.org/active/publications/discussion_papers/dp.php?dpno=5752