There has been a significant rise in the number of patents originating from academic environments. However, current conceptualizations of academic patents provide a largely homogenous approach to define this entrepreneurial form of technology transfer. In this study we develop a novel categorization framework that identifies three subsets of academic patents which are conceptually distinct from each other. By applying the categorization framework on a unique database of Swedish patents we furthermore find support for its usefulness in detecting underlying differences in technology, opportunity, and commercialization characteristics among the three subsets of academic patents.
Gabrielsson, J., Politis, D. and Lindholm Dahlstrand, Å. (2014), "Categorization and Analysis of Academic Patents: Developing a Framework to Examine Differences in Technology, Opportunity, and Commercialization Characteristics", Academic Entrepreneurship: Creating an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem (Advances in Entrepreneurship, Firm Emergence and Growth, Vol. 16), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp. 169-195. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1074-754020140000016006Download as .RIS
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