*This paper is based on my Ph.D. dissertation. I am extremely grateful for guidance and feedback from Peter Reiss, Liran Einav, Patrick Bajari, and Ed Vytlacil and for insightful suggestions from anonymous referees.
THE DETERMINANTS OF INTERNATIONAL PATENTING FOR NINE AGRICULTURAL BIOTECHNOLOGY FIRMS*
Article first published online: 24 MAY 2010
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The Journal of Industrial Economics
Volume 58, Issue 2, pages 247–278, June 2010
How to Cite
CHAN, H. P. (2010), THE DETERMINANTS OF INTERNATIONAL PATENTING FOR NINE AGRICULTURAL BIOTECHNOLOGY FIRMS. The Journal of Industrial Economics, 58: 247–278. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-6451.2010.00420.x
- Issue published online: 24 MAY 2010
- Article first published online: 24 MAY 2010
This paper examines international patent application decisions of nine agricultural biotechnology firms from 1990–2000 in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, the European Patent Office, Japan and South Africa. The data reveal a low frequency of international applications despite an initial United States' application, indicating very low values for patents abroad. The results indicate that invention quality plays an important role in firms' decisions to patent abroad and that a single international application is a good predictor of multiple international applications. Further, significant country fixed effects suggest wide differences in business climates and patent enforcement among countries.