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.

Dr Papageorgiadis has delivered keynote speeches and presentations on the strength and future of patent systems, the PSS index and the implications for the international patent filing strategy and business strategy of firms of all sizes at patent and IP practitioner and policy making conferences. He is also actively engaged in the education and training development needs of firms.

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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News and publications

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

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

  • 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.”
    • More information about the paper and its publication will become available soon

  • 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”
    • More information about the paper and its publication will become available soon

  • Invited to be a speaker Dr Nick Papageorgiadis was a speaker at the at the practitioner conference “Brand Protection Excellence Forum”, in Munich, Germany, 7th- 8thJune 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-11thApril, 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 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. His speech focused on “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 will be a speaker at the practitioner conference “IP World Summit 2017” in Amsterdam, 25-27 September 2017. His speech will focus on providing “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. (2017), R&D capabilities, intellectual property strength and choice of equity ownership in cross-border acquisitions: evidence from BRICS acquirers in Europe. R&D Management. doi:10.1111/radm.12274

  • Dr Nick Papageorgiadis was awarded the “Sir Alastair Pilkington Award for Teaching and Learning Excellence” of the University of Liverpool. (May 2017)

  • Dr Nick Papageorgiadis was awarded the “Faculty Learning and Teaching Award” of the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Liverpool. (April 2017)

  • Dr Nick Papageorgiadis was awarded the “Teaching and Student Experience Award” for the academic year 2015-2016 by the University of Liverpool Management School (ULMS). (July 2016)

  • Dr Nick Papageorgiadis received a “Certificate of Teaching Excellence” for the academic year 2015-2016 by the department of Organization and Management of the University of Liverpool Management School. (July 2016)

  • Dr Nick Papageorgiadis was invited to deliver a presentation on “Learning and Teaching Excellence with a focus on feedback" at the University of Leeds on the 13th of June 2017. His presentation was entitled: “Two Co-Curricular Feedback Activities to Boost Student Satisfaction and Learning”.

  • 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. 

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Research Findings

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The effectiveness of the patent systems of 49 countries

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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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