Definition: Patent and licence work as activities excluded from R&D

Frascati Manual

Patent and licence work: all administrative and legal work connected with patents and licences. However, patent work connected directly with R&D projects is R&D.
Source:
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), "Main Definitions and Conventions for the Measurement of Research and Experimental Development (R&D). A Summary of the Frascati Manual 1993", OECD, Paris, 1994, p.15
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