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The role of essential patents as knowledge input for future R&D

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37895 45639 2014 9 PDF Available
Title
The role of essential patents as knowledge input for future R&D
Abstract

•This study tests the role of essential patents as a knowledge input for future R&D.•It uses the essential patents in W-CDMA and LTE standards.•It shows the selection of knowledge sources for R&D differs among business models.•Our findings provide several important implications.

Standards play a key innovation role in industries where a network effect prevails. A standard may contain important technological information that can serve as a basis of further innovation. This study empirically investigates how firms use essential patents as standard-driven technological knowledge for future R&D.

Keywords
Essential patents; Knowledge source; Mobile communications; Standard
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The role of essential patents as knowledge input for future R&D
Publisher
Database: Elsevier - ScienceDirect
Journal: World Patent Information - Volume 38, September 2014, Pages 33–41
Authors
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Subjects
Physical Sciences and Engineering Chemical Engineering Bioengineering