Index of Patent Systems Strength

The Index of Patent Systems Strength (PSS) is an annual composite index that rates the strength and effectiveness of the patent systems of 51 countries. Since the publication of the PSS index by Papageorgiadis et al. (2014) at the Journal of World Business (a premier journal in the field of international business research), the index has become a key source of reliable market intelligence information that is used globally by patent and intellectual property practitioners such as patent councillors, patent lawyers, consultants and managers who work in large multinationals, Mittelstands, and SMEs.

The latest update of the PSS index for the years 1998-2018 is developed by Dr Nikolaos Papageorgiadis and Professor Wolfgang Sofka (Copenhagen Business School). Following extensive feedback from patent practitioners, Dr Papageorgiadis and Professor Sofka expanded the coverage of the index with the use of data on global patent litigation activities. The updated data and results of the PSS index for 2017-2018 are available on these webpages and the full dataset and more information are available upon request.


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Research Findings

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Latest findings: China is being hyped as new haven for enforcing IP rights, but let’s not get carried away

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The effect of patent enforcement on economic growth

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Europe

The effect of patent enforcement on international acquisitions by firms from BRICS countries in Europe.

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News and publications

Dr Nick Papageorgiadis delivered a masterclass session at the practitioner conference “IP world Summit 2018”, in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 9th – 10th October 2018. The title of the masterclass was:
“Global Patent Enforcement Challenges in 2018 and implications for your International Patent Filing Strategy”.

Dr Nick Papageorgiadis delivered the opening keynote speech at the practitioner conference “IP Law Europe Summit 2018”, in Montreux, Switzerland, 21st – 22nd June. The title of his speech was:
 “Exploring the strength of current international patent systems and its impact on patent filing and litigation strategies”.

Dr Nick Papageorgiadis published a new study that reviews existing IP indicators and provides recommendations to researchers and policy makers on how to best utilize them.
“Papageorgiadis, N. & McDonald, F. (2019). Defining and Measuring the Institutional Context of National Intellectual Property Systems in a post-TRIPS world, Journal of International Management (ABS3*), Forthcoming.”

Dr Nick Papageorgiadis published a new study on the role of European IP systems in attracting Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) from China.
“Papageorgiadis, N., Xu, Y., & Alexiou, C. (2019). The effect of European intellectual property institutions on Chinese outward foreign direct investment. Management Organization Review (ABS3*), Forthcoming”.

Dr Nick Papageorgiadis was a speaker at the at the practitioner conference “Brand Protection Excellence Forum”, in Munich, Germany, 7th- 8th June 2018. The title of his speech was:
“The strength of global patent systems in 2017-2018”.

Dr Nick Papageorgiadis was a speaker at the at the practitioner “Nordic IPR conference”, in Copenhagen, Denmark, 10th-11th April, 2018. The title of his speech was:
“Assessing the impact of the effectiveness of global patent systems on your patent filing strategy”.

Dr Nick Papageorgiadis delivered a keynote speech at the PATLIB17 conference organized by the European Patent Office (EPO), held at its Headquarters in Munich on the 3rd and 4th of May 2017. The title of his speech was:
“Assessing the impact of IP protection and enforcement systems on patenting strategies”.

Dr Nick Papageorgiadis was awarded the “Research Award 2016/2017” of the University of Liverpool Management School (ULMS). (July 2017).

Dr Nick Papageorgiadis was a speaker at the practitioner conference “IP World Summit 2017” in Amsterdam, 25-27 September 2017. The title of his speech was:
“A review of global statistics and trends in IP litigation, enforcement and legislation”.

Dr Nick Papageorgiadis published a new study on the role of IP systems in determining the equity ownership in cross border acquisitions:

“Ahammad, M. F., Konwar, Z., Papageorgiadis, N., Wang, C. and Inbar, J. (2018), R&D capabilities, intellectual property strength and choice of equity ownership in cross-border acquisitions: evidence from BRICS acquirers in Europe. R&D Management. 48(2), 177-194.”

Dr Nick Papageorgiadis presented an academic paper on IP systems at the Academy of International Business annual conference, Dubai, on 03-05 July, 2017.

Dr Nick Papageorgiadis presented an academic paper on IP systems at the Academy of Management annual conference, Anaheim, California, USA, on 5-9th August, 2016.

Dr Nikolaos Papageorgiadis was a speaker at the Pat-Tech Strategy Exchangeconference, Dublin, 14-15 June 2016.

Dr Nikolaos Papageorgiadis was a speaker at the Nordic IPR conference, Copenhagen, 14-16 March 2016.

Dr Nikolaos Papageorgiadis presented the paper “Intellectual property rights and innovation: a panel analysis” (co-authored with Sharma, A.) at the annual Academy of Management conference, Vancouver, 7-11 August 2015. 

Dr Nikolaos Papageorgiadis was a speaker at Global Patent Strategy Exchange Conference, Dublin, 09-10 June 2015

Research related to the index of patent systems strength

Papageorgiadis, N. & McDonald, F. (2019). Defining and Measuring the Institutional Context of National Intellectual Property Systems in a post-TRIPS world. Journal of International Management, Forthcoming.

Papageorgiadis, N., Xu, Y., & Alexiou, C. (2019). The effect of European intellectual property institutions on Chinese outward foreign direct investment. Management Organization Review, Forthcoming.

Ahammad, M. F., Konwar, Z., Papageorgiadis, N., Wang, C. & Inbar, J. (2018). R&D capabilities, intellectual property strength and choice of equity ownership in cross-border acquisitions: evidence from BRICS acquirers in Europe. R&D Management. 48(2), 177-194.

Alexiou, C., Nellis, J., & Papageorgiadis, N. (2016). The effect of patent enforcement strength and FDI on economic growth. Multinational Business Review, 24(4), 334-353.

Papageorgiadis, N. & Sharma, A. (2016). Intellectual Property Rights and Innovation: A Panel Analysis. Economics Letters, 141, 70-72

Papageorgiadis, N., Cross, A. R. & Alexiou, C. (2014). International patent systems strength 1998-2011. Journal of World Business, 49(4): 586-597.

Papageorgiadis, N., Cross, A. R. & Alexiou, C. (2013). The impact of the institution of patent protection and enforcement on entry mode strategy: A panel data investigation of U.S. firms. International Business Review, 22(1): 278-292.