Category: Patent Statistics

The effect of patent acquisition on subsequent patenting activity

The importance of the patent market has increased in the high technology market due to open innovation and social efficiency. As most high-tech firms cannot rely on their own repository of technologies, they need to employ external technologies. These can be acquired through mergers and acquisitions (M&A) or from the patent markets, which is often…
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OECD Patent Statistics Manual

Patent data are an outstanding resource for the study of technical change. Alongside other science and technology (S&T) indicators such as R&D expenditure and personnel or innovation-survey data, patent data provide a uniquely detailed source of information on inventive activity and the multiple dimensions of the inventive process (e.g. geographical location, technical and institutional origin, individuals…
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