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Free Patent Information as a Resource for Policy Analysis

Meyer, Martin S. (2003) Free Patent Information as a Resource for Policy Analysis. World Patent Information, 25 (3). pp. 223-231. ISSN 0172-2190. (doi:10.1016/S0172-2190(03)00041-3) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:33722)

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Abstract

Patents are generally acknowledged as a rich yet little-used source of information. In recent years, several patent offices made some of their databases publicly available on the Internet. While most likely the promoters of free patent information on the Internet may have inventors as potential users in mind, free access to patents may also further the uptake of patent information by probably unintended user groups, such as researchers and policy analysts. This paper describes how one of the free online databases for patents, together with freely available electronic personnel registries of Finnish universities, can provide valuable data for use as a resource for policy-relevant analysis.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/S0172-2190(03)00041-3
Uncontrolled keywords: Free patent information; Science and technology policy; University patents; USPTO database; Personnel registries; Finnish universities
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Divisions > Kent Business School - Division > Kent Business School (do not use)
Depositing User: Martin Meyer
Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2013 14:26 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 12:45 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/33722 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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