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dc.contributor.authorHarhoff, Dietmaren_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-04-13T09:59:10Z-
dc.date.available2011-04-13T09:59:10Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.citationEIB Papers 0257-7755 14 2009 2 74-97en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/44908-
dc.description.abstractFinancing constraints have been discussed as a major obstacle to innovation. Small and mediumsized enterprises and start-ups are particularly concerned by such impediments. Venture capital has emerged as a partial solution in some countries, but is only available for start-up firms with major growth potential. Recently, new intermediaries have attempted to provide external finance to innovative firms based on the firms' patent portfolios. Patents have been used as collateral or as assets assembled in patent funds seeking to commercialize the patent rights. Patent auctions are indicative of a nascent market for patented technology. This paper presents an overview on the role of patents and licenses, both in the classical sense and as instruments for financing innovation. It also discusses implications of these developments for public policy and the design of patent systems.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.stwPatenten_US
dc.subject.stwLizenzvergabeen_US
dc.subject.stwForschungsfinanzierungen_US
dc.subject.stwInnovationen_US
dc.subject.stwFremdkapitalen_US
dc.subject.stwEU-Staatenen_US
dc.titleThe role of patents and licenses in securing external finance for innovationen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.ppn618784969en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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