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See detailR&D Collaboration with Uncertain Intellectual Property Rights
Czarnitzki, Dirk; Hussinger, Katrin UL; Schneider, Cedric

in Review of Industrial Organization (2015), 46(2), 183-204

Patent pendencies create uncertainty in research and development (R&D) collaboration, which can result in a threat of expropriation of unprotected knowledge, reduced bargaining power and enhanced search ... [more ▼]

Patent pendencies create uncertainty in research and development (R&D) collaboration, which can result in a threat of expropriation of unprotected knowledge, reduced bargaining power and enhanced search costs. We show that - depending of the type of collaboration partner and the size of the company - uncertain intellectual property rights (IPR) lead to reduced collaboration between firms and can, hence, hinder knowledge production. This has implications for technology policy as R&D collaborations are exempt from antitrust legislation in order to increase R&D in the economy. We argue that a functional IPR system is needed for successful utilization of this policy. [less ▲]

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See detailResource Complementarity and Value Capture in Firm Acquisitions: The Role of Intellectual Property Rights
Grimpe, Christoph; Hussinger, Katrin UL

in Strategic Management Journal (2014)

Extant literature holds that firm acquisitions create value through innovation if the knowledge bases of the acquirer and the target complement each other. Little is known about the value that patents ... [more ▼]

Extant literature holds that firm acquisitions create value through innovation if the knowledge bases of the acquirer and the target complement each other. Little is known about the value that patents associated with a target’s knowledge convey to the acquirer, i.e., their value in securing market exclusion and freedom to operate in R&D. We argue that such property rights hold preemptive power allowing firms to capture the value from combining complementary technologies and to realize gains from trade in strategic factor markets. Our results for a sample of 1,428 acquisitions indicate that—controlling for technological value—acquired preemptive power is an important determinant of the acquisition price, particularly when the acquirer is technology intensive and acquired patents are highly related to the acquirer’s knowledge base. [less ▲]

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See detailPre-empted Patents, Infringed Patents, and Firms’ Participation in Markets for Technology
Grimpe, Christoph; Hussinger, Katrin UL

in Research Policy (2014)

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See detailFormal and Informal Technology Transfer from Academia to Industry: Complementarity Effects and Innovation Performance
Grimpe, Christoph; Hussinger, Katrin UL

in Industry and Innovation (2013)

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See detailHow valuable are Patent Blocking Strategies?
Czarnitzki, Dirk; Hussinger, Katrin UL; Leten, Bart

Scientific Conference (2013)

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See detailResource Complementarity and Value Capture in Firm Acquisitions: The Role of Intellectual Property Rights
Grimpe, Christoph; Hussinger, Katrin UL

Scientific Conference (2013)

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See detailInsider Trading and the Patent Application Process
Hussinger, Katrin UL; Keusch, Thomas; Moers, Frank

Scientific Conference (2013)

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See detailIs Success Hereditary? Evidence on the Performance of Spawned Ventures
Dick, Johannes; Hussinger, Katrin UL; Blumberg, Boris et al

in Small Business Economics (2013)

A common phenomenon in entrepreneurship is that employees turn away from employment to found their own businesses. Prior literature discusses the former employers’ characteristics that influence the ... [more ▼]

A common phenomenon in entrepreneurship is that employees turn away from employment to found their own businesses. Prior literature discusses the former employers’ characteristics that influence the creation of entrepreneurial ventures. An investigation of whether these characteristics also affect the success of the spawned ventures is missing so far. This paper contributes to the literature by showing that entrepreneurial ventures spawned by well performing firms are financially more successful than ventures stemming from poorly performing firms. This suggests that spawned entrepreneurs are able to exploit valuable knowledge from their previous employers which impacts their ventures’ performance positively. The analysis is based on a linked employee–employer data set for the Netherlands for the period 1999–2004. [less ▲]

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See detailFormal and Informal Technology Transfer from Academia to Industry: Complementarity Effects and Innovation Performance
Grimpe, Christoph; Hussinger, Katrin UL

in Industry and Innovation (2013)

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See detailAbsorptive Capacity and Post-Merger Inventor Productivity
Hussinger, Katrin UL

in Journal of Technology Transfer (2012)

Inventors often experience a low productivity after their company has been subject to a merger or acquisition (M&As). It is of central managerial interest to identify factors facilitating the integration ... [more ▼]

Inventors often experience a low productivity after their company has been subject to a merger or acquisition (M&As). It is of central managerial interest to identify factors facilitating the integration of new inventive staff and thereby counteracting innovation declines after M&As. This paper provides empirical evidence into the role of acquiring firms’ absorptive capacity for the post-merger patent productivity of the acquired inventors. Based on a sample of 544 inventors employed by European acquisition targets in the period 2000–2001 it is shown that the post-merger productivity of acquired inventors is significantly higher within acquiring firms with a distinct absorptive capacity. It can be concluded that absorptive capacity is a firm capability that enhances the integration of inventors after firm takeovers. [less ▲]

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See detailThe Nexus between Science and Industry: Evidence from Faculty Inventions
Czarnitzki, Dirk; Hussinger, Katrin UL; Schneider, Cedric

in Journal of Technology Transfer (2012)

Knowledge transfer from science to industry has been shown to be beneficial for the corporate partner. In order to get a better understanding of the reasons behind these positive effects, this study ... [more ▼]

Knowledge transfer from science to industry has been shown to be beneficial for the corporate partner. In order to get a better understanding of the reasons behind these positive effects, this study focuses on the junction of science and industry by comparing characteristics of academic inventions that are transferred to industry and those staying in the public sector. Academic inventions are identified via patent applications of German academic scientists. We find that academic patents assigned to corporations are more likely to enable firms reaping short term rather than, possibly more uncertain, long-run returns, in contrast to patents that stay in the public sector. Firms also strive for academic inventions with a high blocking potential in technology markets. Academic patents issued to corporations appear to reflect less complex inventions as compared to inventions that are patented by the public science sector. [less ▲]

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See detailCorporate Science in the Patent System: An Analysis of the Semiconductor Technology
Della Malva, Antonio; Hussinger, Katrin UL

in Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization (2012)

Corporate scientific publications are often presented as a strategic means for firms to create prior art with the objective to prevent others from patenting related inventions. This presumes that ... [more ▼]

Corporate scientific publications are often presented as a strategic means for firms to create prior art with the objective to prevent others from patenting related inventions. This presumes that corporate publications enter the pool of prior art which is relevant to judge the novelty of patent applications at the patent office and that corporate science has the power to block patent applications. This paper analyses for the first time whether the presumed mechanism behind corporate publications as a means to preempt patents works. With a focus on the semiconductor technology, our results show that scientific publications by corporations challenge the novelty of patent applications at the European Patent Office (EPO) significantly more than other pieces of prior art. Detailed information from the EPO patent examination procedure allows us to show that corporate publications threaten the novelty of patent applications if combined with other pieces of prior art like patents rather than as standalone documents. This supports the claim that corporate scientific publishing can be an effective means for firms to protect their freedom to operate if used as a complementary part of a firm’s overall IP protection strategy. [less ▲]

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See detailCommercializing Academic Research: The Quality of Faculty Patenting
Czarnitzki, Dirk; Hussinger, Katrin UL; Schneider, Cedric

in Industrial and Corporate Change (2011)

The knowledge produced by academic scientists has been identified as a potential key driver of technological progress. Recent policies in Europe aim at increasing commercially orientated activities in ... [more ▼]

The knowledge produced by academic scientists has been identified as a potential key driver of technological progress. Recent policies in Europe aim at increasing commercially orientated activities in academe. Based on a sample of German scientists across all fields of science, we investigate the importance of academic patenting. Our findings suggest that academic involvement in patenting results in a citation premium, as academic patents appear to generate more forward citations. We also find that in the European context of changing research objectives and funding sources since the mid-1990s, the “importance” of academic patents declines over time. We show that academic entrants have patents of lower “quality” than academic incumbents but they did not cause the decline, since the relative importance of patents involving academics with an existing patenting history declined over time as well. Moreover, a preliminary evaluation of the effects of the abolishment of the “professor privilege” (the German counterpart of the US Bayh-Dole Act) reveals that this legal disposition led to an acceleration of this apparent decline. [less ▲]

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See detail“Wacky” Patents Meet Economic Indicators
Czarnitzki, Dirk; Hussinger, Katrin UL; Schneider, Cedric

in Economics Letters (2011)

We investigate whether standard indicators can distinguish between ‘‘wacky’’ patents and a control group. Forward citations are good predictors of importance. However, ‘‘wacky’’ patents have higher ... [more ▼]

We investigate whether standard indicators can distinguish between ‘‘wacky’’ patents and a control group. Forward citations are good predictors of importance. However, ‘‘wacky’’ patents have higher originality, generality and citation lags, suggesting that these indicators should be interpreted carefully. [less ▲]

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See detailEuropean Market Integration through Technology-driven M&As
Frey, Rainer; Hussinger, Katrin UL

in Applied Economics (2011)

Merger and Acquisitions (M&As) have been an important tool for reorganizing the European market since the establishment of European Economic and Monetary Union. This article suggests that European ... [more ▼]

Merger and Acquisitions (M&As) have been an important tool for reorganizing the European market since the establishment of European Economic and Monetary Union. This article suggests that European integration helped and encouraged European firms to source technology across national borders in Europe, establishing European innovative firms. The figures confirm that, once barriers impeding the free movement of capital, goods and labour had fallen, European firms used M&As intensively to enter foreign European markets. Enhancing technology competencies is found to be one of the main motives for cross-border acquisitions in the 1990s but is not a factor in domestic acquisitions over the same period. [less ▲]

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See detailCosts and Benefits of Inter-Departmental Innovation Collaboration
Cuijpers, Maarten; Guenter, Hannes; Hussinger, Katrin UL

in Research Policy (2011)

Inter-departmental innovation collaboration facilitates innovation performance. At the same time, it has been identified as a source of increased coordination costs. Using organizational information ... [more ▼]

Inter-departmental innovation collaboration facilitates innovation performance. At the same time, it has been identified as a source of increased coordination costs. Using organizational information processing theory, this paper builds and tests hypotheses on the costs and benefits of innovation-related collaboration within firms. Based on a sample of 433 German manufacturing firms we show interdepartmental innovation collaboration to increase process innovation performance, but also to produce costs in terms of project delay and project termination. These costs, however, do not affect innovation performance at the firm level. This finding suggests firms to be well able to balance the costs and benefits of inter-departmental collaboration across their innovation project portfolio. Theoretical and managerial implications are discussed. [less ▲]

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See detailInventions under Siege? The Impact of Technology Competition on Licensing
Grimpe, Christoph; Hussinger, Katrin UL

in Academy of Management, Best Paper Proceedings (2011)

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See detailExports versus FDI in German Manufacturing: Firm Performance and Participation in International Markets
Arnold, Jens Matthias; Hussinger, Katrin UL

in Review of World Economics (2010)

This paper tests some of the predictions of recent advances in trade theory that have focused on different trade patterns of firms within the same sector. Helpman, Melitz and Yeaple (2005) develop a model ... [more ▼]

This paper tests some of the predictions of recent advances in trade theory that have focused on different trade patterns of firms within the same sector. Helpman, Melitz and Yeaple (2005) develop a model in which innate productivity differences between firms determine the degree of international engagement of firms: The least productive firms produce for the domestic market, better performers engage in export activities, and the top firms establish foreign subsidiaries. Using German firm-level data from 1996 to 2002, we test this prediction using non-parametric methods, by examining the distribution functions of the three subsets of firms for stochastic dominance. Rather than just comparing first moments, this technique allows us to compare productivity over the entire distribution. Our results show robust support for the prediction from theory. [less ▲]

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