21 Oct '11, 7pm

Analysis of Small Business Innovation in Green Technologies

Analysis of Small Business Innovation in Green Technologies

Website: Small Business Administration This report describes the key findings from an ambitious project designed to highlight differences between the patent activity of small and large innovative firms in so-called "green" technologies and industries. For this project, we created a detailed database of 1,279 small and large technology firms. The firms were selected because they have been granted at least 15 U.S. patents in the last five years. We refer to such firms as innovative firms, in order to highlight the fact that they are a special subset of U.S. firms that produce significant numbers of patents. In total, these firms have been granted more than one million patents. This project extends previous studies of small business patenting activity conducted by the authors for the Office of Advocacy. We refer to the current project as SBA4. In SBA11 and SBA22 we establishe...

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