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Patenting and licensing by Spanish firms: Available survey evidence

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Patenting and licensing by Spanish firms: Available survey evidence
Abstract

•Spanish firms' responses to OECD questionnaire on uses of patents analyzed.•Comparisons made with other related surveys.•Conclusion 1: National Spanish patentee differs from average European EPO patentee.•Conclusion 2: EPO patentees license out frequently and seek private funding.•Conclusion 3: National Spanish patentees license out rarely and seek public funding.

This paper presents the results of the OEPM (Spanish Patent and Trademark Office)/OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) survey on the economic and financial uses of patents carried out in 2008 among Spanish business applicants of OEPM patents. It also summarizes evidence from previous surveys. All available information indicates that only a few Spanish firms holding patents license them out. Results from the OEPM/OECD survey also reveal that obtaining public support is the first financial use of patents for Spanish firms. Responses to the same OECD questionnaire by EPO patent applicants from several European countries are quite different: licensing out is an extended practice among EPO patent holders from different countries, including Spain, and convincing venture capitalists and private investors are their two most important financial uses of patents. In our view this suggests that there are significant differences across European countries as regards the development of national technology markets and results from international surveys are driven by responses from the largest and more developed countries. The drivers and actors in markets for patents that only protect inventions nationally may be quite distinct from those in markets for patents that protect inventions regionally, such as EPO patents within Europe.

Keywords
Spain; Patents; Licensing; Survey; OEPM; OECD; EPO
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Database: Elsevier - ScienceDirect
Journal: World Patent Information - Volume 35, Issue 4, December 2013, Pages 296–304
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