Motivations to pursue patents among staff of Poznań Universities

Zenon Foltynowicz , Barbara Łuczak


Poland lags considerably behind Western Europe and the United States in terms of the number of patent applications filed by its nationals. This deficiency has prompted the authors of this article to investigate and analyze the motivations of the staff of Poznan’s public universities to take patents. The authors reviewed relevant literature to ascertain the main patenting motives among faculty members employed in institutions of higher education in Germany, the United States and Italy. The findings were used to compare such motivations with those of Polish inventors employed in institutions of higher education in Poznan. It emerged that the staff of Adam Mickiewicz University of Poznan and the Poznan University of Technology include the most numerous group of the owners and co-owners of 5 or more patents. All scholars taking part in the study had the same two motivations to patent their inventions: to protect their product as well as contribute to their scientific output and enhance their researcher appraisal. The motivations to patent named by researchers from Poznan and the aforementioned countries differ significantly despite certain similarities. All inventors mainly seek to protect the outcomes of their work.
Author Zenon Foltynowicz (WT / KTiEPP)
Zenon Foltynowicz,,
- Department of Industrial Products and Ecology
, Barbara Łuczak
Barbara Łuczak,,
Publication size in sheets0.5
Book Matuszak-Flejszman Alina, Joachimiak-Lechman Katarzyna (eds.): Current Trends in Commodity Science : Selected Aspects of Organization, Product and Process Management, 2017, Uniwersytet Ekonomiczny w Poznaniu, ISBN 978-83-948206-2-6, 169 p.
Keywords in Englishintellectual property,patents, motivations to patent, staff of Universities
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)20
Score sourcepublisherList
ScoreMinisterial score = 20.0, 08-04-2020, MonographChapterAuthor
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