Archived — Working Paper Number 27, Recent Jumps in Patenting Activities: Comparative Innovative Performance of Major Industrial Countries, Patterns and Explanations, December 1998

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Working Paper Number 27, Recent Jumps in Patenting Activities: Comparative Innovative Performance of Major Industrial Countries, Patterns and Explanations, December 1998

In recent years, Canada has experienced an increase in patenting activities. Canadians are filing patent applications at an ever-increasing rate, both at home and abroad. Further, patent applications abroad by Canadian inventors have grown at a faster rate than patent applications in Canada from abroad, thereby widening the gap between the outflow and inflow of patent applications. All these trends are direct reflections of an increase in inventive activity in Canada. This paper analyses the nature, pattern and causes of these shifts in patenting activities in Canada.

Date: 1998
Format: PDF
Catalogue number: C21-24/27-1998
ISBN: 0-662-63964-2

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