The Worldwide Count of Priority Patents: A New Indicator of Inventive Activity
Gaétan de Rassenfosse,
Lucio Picci and
Bruno van Pottelsberghe de la Potterie
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Hélène Dernis: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Dominique Guellec: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Melbourne Institute Working Paper Series from Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, The University of Melbourne
This paper describes a new patent-based indicator of inventive activity. The indicator is based on counting all the priority patent applications filed by a country’s inventors, regardless of the patent office in which the application is filed, and can therefore be considered as a complete ‘matrix’ of all patent counts. The method has the advantage of covering more inventions than the selective Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) or triadic families counts, while at the same time limiting the home-country bias of single-country-based indicators (inventors from a particular country tend to file in their own country). The indicator is particularly useful to identify emerging technologies and to assess the innovation performance of developing economies.
Keywords: Patent count; patent indicator; patent statistics; Patstat; priority count; priority filing; worldwide count (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: O30 O57 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 35 pages
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Journal Article: The worldwide count of priority patents: A new indicator of inventive activity (2013)
Working Paper: The worldwide count of priority patents: A new indicator of inventive activity (2012)
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