Intellectual property: The assessment

Donald S. Siegel, Mike Wright

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In recent years, there has been an increase in the commercialization of intellectual property (IP), via such mechanisms as patents, licences, copyrights, and trade marks. New institutions (e.g. science parks), as well as new organizational forms (e.g. research joint ventures), have emerged to facilitate the creation and commercialization of IP. Existing institutions, most notably universities, have become much more aggressive in protecting their IP and devising ways to generate additional revenue from their IP portfolios. These trends have important policy implications, which are addressed by the authors in this issue. We summarize their contributions and provide some context for assessing these salient matters.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)529-540
Number of pages12
JournalOxford Review of Economic Policy
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Copyrights and trade marks
  • Open source
  • Patents
  • Science parks
  • Technology licensing
  • University technology transfer offices

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law


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