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Measuring performance as a dependent variable of patent management maturity

Hilarius, R. (2013) Measuring performance as a dependent variable of patent management maturity.

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Abstract:In this article the effect of the Strategic Patent Management Maturity will be assessed by using the patent h-index. The author will start by discussing the typology for assessing the strategic patent management maturity. In detail the attributed function Liability will be discussed regarding the results from the case- study and an alternative implementation is proposed. Next the similarities and differences of inventing and innovating are discussed because these concepts are often applied incorrectly. While the correct use can be of importance to make essential differences clear. To asses the Strategic Patent Management Maturity using patents, different options are discussed regarding the quantity and quality of patents. The patent h-index is chosen as the best indicator representing the inventive impact of an organizations patent portfolio. Because of the strong in uence of sectoral differences on the propensity to patent of an organization and the representation of the patent portfolio as sample of inventive output, the use of propensity to patent as intervening variable is discussed. The operationalization of the used indicators is discussed and the determination of the h-index is worked out, using the biopharmaceutical and biotechnological companies from van Reekum's pilot and case study. We conclude by discussing the found results.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:TNW: Science and Technology
Subject:50 technical science in general
Programme:Advanced Technology BSc (50002)
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