Academic Patents as an Indicator of Useful University Research?

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

99 Citations (Scopus)


Academic patents may be a more accurate measure of inventive output generated by academics than university-owned patents. Using Finnish data, a comparative analysis suggests that number of academic patents is higher not only than the number of university-owned patents but also than patents citing domestic science. Also different linkage intensities could be identified. The second part of the study tries to identify areas for further analysis and introduces some results with respect to concentration of academic inventive activity, academic contributions to national patenting and utilization of patented inventions. Finally, limitations and applicability of the overall approach are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17-27
Number of pages11
JournalResearch Evaluation
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2003


Dive into the research topics of 'Academic Patents as an Indicator of Useful University Research?'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this