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Document type:
Working Paper 
Author(s):
Henkel, J., Pangerl, S. 
Non-TUM Co-author(s):
Nein 
Cooperation:
national 
Title:
Defensive publishing - An Empirical Study 
Abstract:
Defensive Publishing denotes publication of an invention with the purpose of creating prior art, and thus preventing patents being granted on this invention. Although widely employed, it has hardly been investigated empirically. Our study is based on 56 in-depth interviews, among others with most industrial firms in the German DAX 30 stock index. We find that 70 percent of the companies in our sample use defensive publications, for up to one third of their inventions. Interestingly, we find that...    »
 
Intellectual Contribution:
Discipline-based Research 
Year:
2008 
Language:
en 
Format:
Text 
Key publication:
Nein 
International:
Ja 
Commissioned:
not commissioned 
Interdisciplinarity:
Ja