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Academic patenting: the importance of industry support

Lawson, Cornelia

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Cornelia Lawson


This paper provides evidence that university-industry collaboration is important for turning commercial opportunities into patents. The results suggest that researchers who receive a large share of research grants from industry have a higher propensity to file a patent. Small dissemination grants generally exert a positive effect, whether they come from industry or not. It also finds that these interactions do not increase the number of industry owned patents alone but benefit universities’ commercialisation efforts in general.


Lawson, C. (2013). Academic patenting: the importance of industry support. Journal of Technology Transfer, 36(4),

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Nov 1, 2012
Online Publication Date Nov 27, 2012
Publication Date Aug 1, 2013
Deposit Date Mar 16, 2015
Publicly Available Date Mar 16, 2015
Journal Journal of Technology Transfer
Print ISSN 0892-9912
Electronic ISSN 0892-9912
Publisher Springer Verlag
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 36
Issue 4
Keywords Academic patenting; University-industry collaboration; Technology transfer; Sponsored research
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Additional Information The final publication is available at Springer via Date of acceptance is estimated.


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