Title: Value of university patents as a determinant of technology transfer

Authors: Ludmila Striukova

Addresses: Department of Management Science & Innovation, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK

Abstract: Patents play an integral role in technology transfer, therefore, it is important for universities to know what their value is. The study classifies the university patent value according to the different types and provides guidance as to what values may be created and which values are particularly important for the university, society and economy. The article builds upon previous studies of university patenting by looking at patent value in a more systematic way and by providing a deep insight to the possibilities and problems underpinning how value from patents can be created and extracted. It also shows that the impact of university patenting is not only on universities, but also on society and economy.

Keywords: technology transfer; intellectual property rights; IPR; university patents; value creation; patent value.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTTC.2009.024911

International Journal of Technology Transfer and Commercialisation, 2009 Vol.8 No.4, pp.379 - 391

Published online: 03 May 2009 *

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