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Gender differences in obtaining and maintaining patent rights

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An examination of the prosecution and maintenance histories of approximately 2.7 million US patent applications indicates that women have less favorable outcomes than men.

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The authors are grateful to IPwe for access to patent data via Zuse Analytics and to T. Botelho and I. Fernandez-Mateo for comments on earlier versions of this paper.

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  1. Kyle Jensen, Balázs Kovács and Olav Sorenson are at the Yale School of Management, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA.

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