At a glance
New index measures the effectiveness of the patent systems of 49 countries
First empirical study into the effect of patent enforcement on economic growth
The index of patent systems strength 1998-2015 study is part of a wider ongoing research project that studies the effect of patent and IPR enforcement strength on international business activity and behaviour. As part of the research project, we carried out a thorough literature search and reviewed all available academic and practitioner indices that attempted to measure IPR strength. We identified a number of indices that can individually approximate for different enforcement related aspects of a national patent system.
The downloadable infographic below provide a visual representation of the Index of Patent Systems Strength rankings on a world map. It groups the scores of the countries in the five strength categories of the index, from very strong to very weak.