The effect of patent protection on inventor mobility

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Show simple item record Melero, Eduardo Palomeras, Neus Wehrheim, David Alexander 2022-05-27T16:17:58Z 2022-05-27T16:17:58Z 2020-05-27
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Melero, E., Palomeras, N.& Wehrheim, D. (2020). The Effect of Patent Protection on Inventor Mobility. Management Science, 66(12), pp. 5485-5504.
dc.identifier.issn 0025-1909
dc.description.abstract This article investigates the effect of patent protection on the mobility of earlycareer employee-inventors. Using data on patent applications filed at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office between 2001 and 2012 and examiner leniency as a source of exogenous variation in patent protection, we find that one additional patent granted decreases the likelihood of changing employers, on average, by 23%. This decrease is stronger when the employee has fewer coinventors, works outside the core of the firm, and produces more basic-research innovations. These findings are consistent with the idea that patents turn innovation-related skills into patent-holder-specific human capital.
dc.description.sponsorship This work was supported by the Community of Madrid [Project S2015/HUM-3353], the Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities [Projects ECO2015-65599-P, ECO2015-69615-R, PGC2018-094418-B-I00, PGC2018-096316-B-I00, and PGC2018-098767-B-C21], and the European Regional Development Fund (FEDER) [Grant UNC315-EE-3636].
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher INFORMS
dc.rights © INFORMS
dc.subject.other Inventors
dc.subject.other Patents
dc.subject.other Mobility
dc.subject.other Specific human capital
dc.subject.other Examiner leniency
dc.title The effect of patent protection on inventor mobility
dc.type article
dc.subject.eciencia Economía
dc.subject.eciencia Empresa
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess
dc.relation.projectID Comunidad de Madrid. S2015/HUM-3353
dc.relation.projectID Gobierno de España. ECO2015-65599-P
dc.relation.projectID Gobierno de España. ECO2015-69615-R
dc.relation.projectID Gobierno de España. UNC315-EE-3636
dc.relation.projectID Gobierno de España. PGC2018-096316-B-I00
dc.relation.projectID Gobierno de España. PGC2018-098767-B-C21
dc.relation.projectID Gobierno de España. PGC2018-094418-B-I00
dc.type.version acceptedVersion
dc.identifier.publicationfirstpage 5485
dc.identifier.publicationissue 12
dc.identifier.publicationlastpage 5504
dc.identifier.publicationtitle MANAGEMENT SCIENCE
dc.identifier.publicationvolume 66
dc.identifier.uxxi AR/0000025473
dc.contributor.funder Comunidad de Madrid
dc.contributor.funder Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades (España)
dc.contributor.funder Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional
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