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A flexible, scaleable approach to the international patent 'name game'

Mark Huberty, Amma Serwaah and Georg Zachmann ()

Working Papers from Bruegel

Abstract: The inventors in PATSTAT are often duplicates- the same person or company may be split into multiple entries in PATSTAT, each associated to different patents. In this paper, we address this problem with an algorithm that efficiently de-duplicates the data. It needs minimal manual input and works well even on consumer-grade computers. Comparisons between entries are not limited to their names, and thus this algorithm is an improvement over earlier...

Date: 2014-09
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