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Research Article

Patenting of University and Non-University Public Research Organisations in Germany: Evidence from Patent Applications for Medical Research Results

  • Peter Tinnemann mail,

    Peter.Tinnemann@charite.de

    Affiliation: Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics, Charité University Medical Center, Berlin, Germany

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  • Jonas Özbay,

    Affiliation: Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics, Charité University Medical Center, Berlin, Germany

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  • Victoria A. Saint,

    Affiliation: Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics, Charité University Medical Center, Berlin, Germany

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  • Stefan N. Willich

    Affiliation: Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics, Charité University Medical Center, Berlin, Germany

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  • Published: November 18, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0014059

About the Authors

Peter Tinnemann, Jonas Özbay, Victoria A. Saint, Stefan N. Willich
Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics, Charité University Medical Center, Berlin, Germany

Corresponding Author

Email: Peter.Tinnemann@charite.de

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Analyzed the data: PT JÖ. Wrote the paper: PT JÖ VAS. Data acquisition and refinement: JÖ. Designed method: PT JÖ. Critical revision of manuscript: SNW.