Title: Intellectual Property rights and competitiveness: evidence from Poland

Authors: Marzenna Anna Weresa

Addresses: World Economy Research Institute, Warsaw School of Economics, Al. Niepodleglosci 162, 02-554 Warsaw, Poland

Abstract: This paper offers in-depth analysis of patenting activity in Poland, showing Poland|s strengths and weaknesses in the field of technology. To combine local and global perspective with regard to Poland|s competitiveness, two patent-based indicators are analysed: the Revealed Technological Comparative Advantage (RTCA) index and the Patent Share (PS) index. This analysis shows that both local and global dimensions of IP protection are not well developed yet in Poland, however, since 2004 there have been some emerging domains of technology, where Polish inventors have been gaining relative strengths.

Keywords: IPR; intellectual property rights; patents; innovation; competitiveness; Poland; patenting activity; IP protection; inventions.

DOI: 10.1504/IJFIP.2010.037469

International Journal of Foresight and Innovation Policy, 2010 Vol.6 No.4, pp.233 - 247

Published online: 14 Dec 2010 *

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