Intellectual property activity by service sector and manufacturing firms in the United Kingdom, 1996-2000

Christine Greenhalgh, Mark Rogers

Research output: Working paper

Abstract

This paper provides evidence from a newly constructed database of UK firms about the extent of their intellectual property acquisition activities over five years. We focus on service sector firms, which have not previously been studied, with comparisons for firms in manufacturing and other sectors, such as agriculture. The measures of IP include both trade marks, which are most important in services, and patents, which are predominantly sought by manufacturing firms. The analysis includes patents and trade marks applied for via both the UK and European routes. While IP assets sought through the UK Patent Office remained strong, more services firms were seeking European Community trade marks and more manufacturing firms were seeking patents via European Patent Office through time. Firm characteristics that are positively correlated with IP activity include larger firm size, stock market listed status and
high product market diversification.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAustralia
PublisherMelbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research
Number of pages23
ISBN (Print)0-7340-3202-1
Publication statusUnpublished - Feb 2006

Publication series

NameMelbourne Institute working paper series
PublisherMelbourne Institute
No.3/06
ISSN (Print)1328-4991
ISSN (Electronic)1447-5863

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Intellectual property
Service sector
Patents
Trademark
Manufacturing firms
Patent analysis
Service firms
Stock market
Large firms
Manufacturing
Agriculture
Firm size
European Patent Office
Assets
Data base
Firm characteristics
Product market
Diversification

Keywords

  • intellectual property
  • trade marks
  • patents
  • services
  • manufacturing

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Greenhalgh, C., & Rogers, M. (2006). Intellectual property activity by service sector and manufacturing firms in the United Kingdom, 1996-2000. (Melbourne Institute working paper series; No. 3/06). Australia: Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research.
Greenhalgh, Christine ; Rogers, Mark. / Intellectual property activity by service sector and manufacturing firms in the United Kingdom, 1996-2000. Australia : Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, 2006. (Melbourne Institute working paper series; 3/06).
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Greenhalgh, C & Rogers, M 2006 'Intellectual property activity by service sector and manufacturing firms in the United Kingdom, 1996-2000' Melbourne Institute working paper series, no. 3/06, Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, Australia.

Intellectual property activity by service sector and manufacturing firms in the United Kingdom, 1996-2000. / Greenhalgh, Christine; Rogers, Mark.

Australia : Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, 2006. (Melbourne Institute working paper series; No. 3/06).

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Greenhalgh C, Rogers M. Intellectual property activity by service sector and manufacturing firms in the United Kingdom, 1996-2000. Australia: Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research. 2006 Feb. (Melbourne Institute working paper series; 3/06).