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Technological specialization and patenting strategies in East Asia — Insights from the electronics industry



We elicit filing strategies for patent families in China and Japan in two prominent technology fields: telecommunications and audiovisual technology. For the two destination countries we find substantial heterogeneity in filing strategies among applications from different countries. This heterogeneity cannot be explained with activities in technological subfields.


Technological Specialization European Patent Office Patent Office International Patent Classification Patent Family 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.PATON — Patentzentrum ThüringenTechnische Universität IlmenauIlmenauGermany
  2. 2.Institut für Projektmanagement und Innovation (IPMI)Universität BremenBremenGermany

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