Patents and Innovations for Growth and Welfare

The directive for the study The Swedish Government decided on 15 April 2004 to appoint a special investigator to survey the economic aspects of patenting for corporate growth and development. According to the directive (Dir. 2004:55), patent protection is of great importance for entrepreneurship and growth, and the investigator is to: Make an analysis of how protected intellectual capital can contribute to export and trade…

The full report is in Swedish, authored by O. Granstrand, with reference: SOU (2006:80), Patents and Innovations for Growth and Welfare (Patent och innovationer för tillväxt och välfärd), Fritzes Publishing Co., 462 p., Stockholm, 2006.