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Classification of the patent strategy of the Japanese firms by market environment and the characteristics of technology

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5 Author(s)
K. Hasegawa ; Sch. of Knowledge Sci., Japan Adv. Inst. of Sci. & Technol., Ishikawa, Japan ; A. Nagata ; R. Toyama ; T. Hirata
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This paper attempts to offer a theoretical framework to explain why firms in different industries take different patent strategies. The framework categorizes patent strategies based on the interaction between market characteristics and product characteristics. In this paper, product life cycle and autarky of elemental technology are selected as the axes to explain the differences of patent strategy

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Management of Engineering and Technology, 2001. PICMET '01. Portland International Conference on  (Volume:1 )

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2001