Research and analysis

Estimating UK investment in intangible assets and IP rights

How much does the UK invest in knowledge assets and what proportion of that investment is protected by formal intellectual property rights?



New estimates of UK business intangible investment protected by intellectual property rights, show continuing growth, and recovery in business intellectual property investment to the point where, by 2011, it was already above its pre-recession peak.

The historical growth pattern looks to have been re-established.

Authors: Jonathan Haskel and Peter Goodridge.

Published 31 March 2014
Last updated 16 September 2014 + show all updates
  1. New version of full document issued with updated information.
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