BOX 3

Strategies for Protecting and Capitalizing on Intellectual Property

  1. Essential elements are omitted from documents to make it more costly to copy or design around. (Omit)

  2. We license-out intellectual property. (IPLicense)

  3. We require payments for know-how transferred. (PayKHow)

  4. We establish strong ties to local authorities. (TiesLocal)

  5. The potentially important intellectual property is developed in the home country. (HomeDev)

  6. We use trade secrets. (TradeSec)

  7. We try to establish our products as the market standard. (MktStan)

  8. We use patents. (Patents)

  9. We use the same intellectual property strategies at home and abroad. (SameIP)

FIGURE 10 Protecting and capitalizing on intellectual property outside the home country.

Statistical Tests for Figure 10(5-percent level)

 

Developed economies

Emerging economies

 

Omit=IPLicense=HomeDev

Omit=IPLicense=PayKHow

 

PayKHow=TiesLocal=TradeSec

TiesLocal=HomeDev=TradeSec

 

PayKHow=HomeDev=IPLicense

TradeSec=MktStan

 

TradeSec=MktStan

 



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