The organizational advantage in inventing and patenting speeds
Recent research suggests individual inventors produce less valuable inventions than those operating within organizational boundaries. This study demonstrates that organizations also have the advantage in terms of speed of inventing and speed of patenting, two previously neglected dimensions of research and development activity. Analyses of interference proceedings reveal that public and private corporations invent faster than individual inventors, whereas public and private corporations, universities, and research institutes patent their inventions faster than individuals. We examine the outcomes of priority disputes involving 709 patents and patent applications occurring between 2005 and 2013.
Academy of Management Journal
Laplume, A. O.,
The organizational advantage in inventing and patenting speeds.
Academy of Management Journal.
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