Research and analysis

Understanding the collective bundles of IP rights by firms

IP rights research has historically taken place for individual rights, but in reality decisions on how firms protect their IP could be taken jointly.

Documents

The use of intellectual property right bundles by firms in the UK

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Intellectual property and high-growth firms in the UK

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Details

An innovation that has a patent may also require a trade mark prior to entering the market. Therefore while the process of application for such rights is independent, the reasoning for gaining the protection may not.

This project provides evidence of the use of intellectual property right (IPR) bundles and the firms that use them.

It is separated into the following papers:

The use of intellectual property right bundles by firms in the UK

This report presents the exploratory analysis of the use of different types of IPRs as part of an intellectual property rights bundle by firms registered in the UK.

Authors: Christian Helmers, Philipp Schautschick.

Intellectual property and high-growth firms in the UK

This research is the initial investigation into the relationship between holders of registered IPRs and growth performance of firms, measured in terms of growth in assets, employment, or sales. The results are not intended to be considered in isolation but were used to inform ‘The use of intellectual property right bundles by firms in the UK’ report.

Authors: Christian Helmers, Georg von Graevenitz, Christine Greenhalgh, Irem Guceri, Philipp Schautschick.

Published 21 May 2013