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[IWS] NSF: One in Five U.S. Businesses with R&D Applied for a U.S. Patent in 2008 [13 February 2013]

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Institute for Workplace Studies----------------- Professor Samuel B. Bacharach

School of Industrial & Labor Relations-------- Director, Institute for Workplace Studies

Cornell University

16 East 34th Street, 4th floor---------------------- Stuart Basefsky

New York, NY 10016 -------------------------------Director, IWS News Bureau

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National Science Foundation (NSF)

NSF 13-307 | February 2013 |

              

 

One in Five U.S. Businesses with R&D Applied for a U.S. Patent in 2008 [13 February 2013]

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/infbrief/nsf13307/

or

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/infbrief/nsf13307/nsf13307.pdf

[full-text, 8 pages]

 

[excerpt]

According to the Business R&D and Innovation Survey (BRDIS), one out of five U.S. companies with research and development applied for a patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in 2008.[2] These companies applied for at least 136,751 U.S. patents and were issued at least 65,879 patents in 2008. Patents are a legal means used by inventors to exclude others from using their invention and are commonly used by economists as a proxy measure for one type of innovation output or success.[3] Because of the interest in measuring the output of R&D and other innovation-related activities, a number of questions pertaining to patents and other forms of intellectual property (IP) protection were included on BRDIS. This InfoBrief presents summary findings from the 2008 BRDIS pilot survey on the patenting activity of U.S. businesses with R&D.

 

Includes TABLES....

 

 

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