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By Gianluca Carnabuci

Why do convinced domain names of human wisdom increase swifter than others? This thesis units out to reply to this query by way of elaborating upon the idea that new rules spring from hybridizations of latest principles. over the years, such hybridizations shape a path-dependent community constitution of interconnected and interconnecting wisdom domain names. This thesis develops a network-analytic method of version this constitution and to enquire its results. in accordance with all technological wisdom patented within the usa among 1975 and 1999, this thesis demonstrates that the community place a data area is embedded in at a given time limit impacts its next development clients in very important and predictable methods.

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Pakes and Schankerman (1984), Schankerman and Pakes (1986) and Lanjouw (1998) have developed models in which the observed renewal decisions are used to estimate the distribution of patent values. A drawback of this approach is that it provides no indication of value differentials among those patents that are never renewed, and among those that are renewed to full statutory term. In addition, the accuracy of renewal behavior as an indicator of patent value depends on the extent to which imperfectly informed patent holders make rational decisions and act accordingly.

Motivated by the will of being as conservative as possible in my analyses, throughout this thesis I employ the latter strategy. III. III. II. e. by comparing network parameters across subsequent cross-sectional representations. However, it exacerbates the second problem associated with data truncation: measurement quality. Patent and citation counts that are performed on truncated data may differ from their non-truncated equivalents, and the magnitude of this difference is likely to vary with the extent of the truncation.

Then he estimated empirically the relationship between firms’ market value and the scope of their average patent, and concluded that the scope of a patent is indicative of its value. Patent-based indicators and the analysis of knowledge growth 23 Focusing on the MIT’s patent applications, Shane (2001) reached a similar conclusion. He found that the scope of patents has a significant and positive impact on the probability to create new technology-based firms. Overall, however, the empirical evidence on the relationship between patent scope and patent value is mixed at best.

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