David E. Andersson
David E. Andersson is half way through his Ph.D. in the Department of Business Administration at Linköping University, Sweden, with a master's degree in economics. His research focuses on early markets for technology, patent strategies, and the role of intermediaries (patent agents/ agencies) and patent departments in the early Swedish patent system, 1746-1914. He is especially interested in how patent agents influence the technological process and inventors' and firms' patenting and how changes in IPR legislation affect market trade in patents and technology. He is currently digitizing and creating a complete database of the Swedish patent system from 1746 to 1914 with complete information on all 45,000 patents granted during the period.