Academic Patenting in Sweden: New Evidence from the 2011 Database
Paper in proceedings, 2012

Abstract: After the collection of data on Swedish academic inventors in 2011, we created a longitudinal dataset containing two points in time. The 2005 dataset has indicated that research intense universities take the most patents, a trend which still remains. We describe and analyze the dynamics within the different disciplines among the 6 universities with highest number of patents. For these 6 universities data from 2009 are combined and compared too. Preliminary results indicate that Sweden still performs better than other European countries, where data available.

Academic inventors

Technology transfer

University patents


Evangelos Bourelos

University of Gothenburg

Tomas McKelvey

University of Gothenburg

ESF-APE-INV workshop: “Scientists & Inventors” – KU Leuven, 10-11 May 2012

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Economics and Business

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