• Dominic de Vries


The descriptive results of the empirical study are structured in line with the development of the survey in Section 5. After a description of the survey sample in Section 6.1, the empirical results on asset characteristics of patents are presented and compared to previous research findings in Section 6.2. At this point, the uncharted and untapped field of leveraging patents financially is explored, as Section 6.3 contains descriptive results about the financial exploitability of patents from a company perspective. Section 6.4 provides the first quantitative empirical results on the actual extent and potential of the financial utilization of patents in Germany. The descriptive part proceeds with detailed information about empirical measures of influence factors for companies to leverage patents financially in Section 6.5. This chapter closes with a summary of major descriptive findings in Section 6.6.


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