This report looks at the innovative output of world’s top Research and Development (R&D) investors using patents and trademarks as proxy indicators. Essentially descriptive in nature, the study presents statistics about the patent portfolio of companies, and their trademark strategies to launch new products, and looks at the extent to which companies bundle these two forms of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) to protect and appropriate the returns of their knowledge-based assets. The newly constructed dataset provides interesting insights about the innovation strategies of the world’s leading corporate R&D investors.
This document is reproduced under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence and sourced from http://iri.jrc.ec.europa.eu/other-reports.html. The publication title in full is Dernis H., Dosso M., Hervás F., Millot V., Squicciarini M. and Vezzani A. (2015). World Corporate Top R&D Investors: Innovation and IP bundles. A JRC and OECD common report. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union. This is a joint publication of European Commission's Joint Research Centre – Institute for Prospective Technological Stu