Inventors choose to reveal their secret sauce before patent approval

Common wisdom and prior economic research suggest that an inventor filing a patent would want to keep the technical know-how secret as long as possible. But a new study of nearly 2 million patents in the United States shows that inventors are not as concerned with secrecy as previously thought. Researchers found that since 2000, most inventors when given the choice opted to disclose information about their patents before patent approval – even small inventors – and this disclosure correlates with more valuable patents. —> Read More Here


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