Paul H Jensen; Elizabeth Webster; Intellectual Property Research Institute of Australia.
|描述：||30 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.|
|内容：||1. Introduction --
2. Innovation, market failure and SMEs --
3. Effects of firm size on innovation and IP usage --
4. Data and empirical analysis --
5. Discussion of the results --
6. Conclusion --
|叢書名：||Intellectual Property Research Institute of Australia working paper, no. 09/04.|
|責任：||Paul H. Jensen and Elizabeth Webster.|
There is a common, largely anecdotally based belief that registered intellectual property is a less efficient form of protection for SME inventors compared with inventors from large firms. This paper discusses the reasons why SMEs may be disadvantaged in their use of intellectual property, as opposed to more general disadvantages they may incur over the whole course of innovation. It estimates patent and trade mark rates per employee in Australia, but does not find a significant difference between the large firm and SME sectors once industry effects are taken into account.