Monday, February 9, 2009

Decline in university patenting?

IPWatch is reporting
A new study finds a decline in percentage of university patents in the United States as a percentage of overall patents granted by the US Patent and Trademark Organization. It says this is a seeming trend in advanced economies, and hypothesises that it is due to a change in the way that universities are ranked that has reduced incentives to patent.

The study is written by Loet Leydesdorff & Martin Meyer.