Technology portfolio, patent litigation probability and firm performance

Michael Lee*, Hsin-Ning Su

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Abstract

This paper investigates if technology portfolio and patent litigation probability affect firms' short and long-term performances, which in past literature have mostly been associated with economic indicators or financial models. The patent data used in this paper are downloaded from the USPTO patent database and patent litigation probabilities are obtained from previous study. To measure firm performance, the Return on Asset (ROA) and the market value are calculated as the short-term and long-term performances, respectively. The correlation coefficient is then employed to approach the ROA and the market value to evaluate if technology portfolio and patent litigation probability correlates with the short-term and long-term performances of firms. The result of this paper sheds light for firms to make strategic decision based on their technology portfolio and to provide a novel way to identify firm performance.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPICMET 2014 - Portland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology, Proceedings
Subtitle of host publicationInfrastructure and Service Integration
EditorsDundar F. Kocaoglu, Gary Perman, Dilek Cetindamar Kozanoglu, Tugrul U. Daim, Timothy R. Anderson, Kiyoshi Niwa
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages870-878
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781890843304
StatePublished - 10 Oct 2014
Event2014 Portland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology, PICMET 2014 - Kanazawa, Japan
Duration: 27 Jul 201431 Jul 2014

Publication series

NamePICMET 2014 - Portland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology, Proceedings: Infrastructure and Service Integration

Conference

Conference2014 Portland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology, PICMET 2014
CountryJapan
CityKanazawa
Period27/07/1431/07/14

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