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In an in-depth Q&A, Professor Petra Moser shares takeaways from her research on the relationship between patents and innovation

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Excerpt from Knowable -- "We were able to show another reason that patents aren’t necessarily a great proxy for innovation: differences in the use of patents across industries. If the share of innovations that are patented is low but remains the same across industries and over time, then patents are still a perfect measure of innovation — we can essentially just scale it up and there’s no problem for analysis. But my research shows that’s not the case."

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