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Statistics on trading IPR

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Trade in IPR
Trade in IPR is an important indicator for the commercialisation of business's IPR. Among Danish IPR active businesses 19 pct. were trading their rights in 2011.

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Figure 1: The proportion of Danish IPR active businesses that have traded IPR, 2008-2011.

NOTE: The statistics are based on a questionnaire survey carried out by Statistics Denmark on a random sample basis. IPR active businesses here include businesses that hold patents, utility models and designs. Businesses with trademarks are not included, because the number of trademark active businesses by far exceeds the number of businesses with other rights, and their inclusion in the sample survey would therefore bias the picture.

 

Differences between small and large businesses
Figure 2 shows that especially the large businesses with more than 100 employees more often trades in IPR.

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Figure 2: The proportion of Danish IPR active businesses that have traded IPR divided by business size broken down by number of employees, 2009, 2010 and 2011.


Differences between industries
Trade with IPR exists in all industries. Figure 3 show that more than 35 pct. of the IPR active businesses within the medical/health industries trade IPR, making it the industry with the significantly largest proportion of businesses trading IPR.

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Figure 3: The proportion of Danish IPR active businesses that have traded IPR broken down by industries (Average for 2009, 2010 and 2011).


Buying, selling and licensing IPR
Figure 4 shows that the most common type of trade among Danish IPR active businesses is either purchasing or licensing in IPR. It also shows that only about 3-5% of the businesses are selling their IPR.

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Figure 4: The proportion of Danish IPR active businesses that have traded in IPR broken down by type of trade, 2009, 2010 and 2011.
Note: The figures include all IPR active businesses, and as some of them do not trade IPR, the numbers do not add up to 100.