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Professor Deepak Hegde and Alexander Ljungqvist's joint research on patent applications is featured

Excerpt from HBS Working Knowledge -- "Joan Farre-Mensa, Deepak Hegde, and Alexander Ljungqvist examine the implications in the working paper What is a Patent Worth? Evidence from the U.S. Patent ‘Lottery.’ 'Using unique data on all first-time applications filed at the U.S. Patent Office since 2001, we find that start-ups that win the patent ‘lottery’ by drawing lenient examiners have, on average, 55% higher employment growth and 80% higher sales growth five years later,' they write."

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