The Stability and Variability of the Russian Firms Patent Activity on the Regional Level

The main factors of the stability and variability of the enterprises behaviour during the processes of creating and using intellectual property on a regional level are analyzed in the paper. Three prevailing types of behaviour are considered: invention application to innovation, market protection from competitors, and renunciation of invention patents using in principal firms’ activity. The connection between the innovation and companies patent activity is studied in the paper.

Keywords: patent activity, innovation activity, variability, stability, types of behavior, subjects of the Russian Federation