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NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

The Importance (or not) of Patents to UK Firms

Bronwyn H. Hall, Christian Helmers, Mark Rogers, Vania Sena

NBER Working Paper No. 19089
Issued in May 2013

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We thank the editor and four anonymous referees for helpful comments. The paper was presented at the AEA Meetings 2013, UC Berkeley, and the UK Intellectual Property Office. We thank participants for useful comments. Disclaimer: This work contains statistical data from UK ONS which is Crown copyright and reproduced with the permission of the controller of HMSO and Queen's Printer for Scotland. The use of the ONS statistical data in this work does not imply the endorsement of the ONS in relation to the interpretation or analysis of the statistical data. This work uses research datasets which may not exactly reproduce National Statistics aggregates. Funding: United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office. The views expressed here are those of the authors. They are not necessarily those of the UK Intellectual Property Office or the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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