Insights from the World of Patents

  • Ashish Bharadwaj
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Economics book series (BRIEFSECONOMICS)


The previous chapter analyzed the regulations to construct a regulatory stringency index for Germany, India, China, and Brazil. This chapter introduces patent data for the four countries and explores various characteristics of the data. An illustration of patenting trends across technologies and markets is followed by a discussion of metrics of innovation highlighted in the literature. Special emphasis is given to patenting as a metric of innovation and its suitability in this study. After this, the patent data used in this study is introduced along with details of patent filings, priorities, and composition of assignees across the four countries.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Jindal Global Law SchoolO.P. Jindal Global UniversitySonipatIndia

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