Identification and Analysis of Technology Emergence Using Patent Classification

Identification and Analysis of Technology Emergence Using Patent Classification

Christopher A. Eusebi
Richard Silberglitt
Copyright Date: 2014
Published by: RAND Corporation
Pages: 12
https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.7249/j.ctt14bs2mh
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    Identification and Analysis of Technology Emergence Using Patent Classification
    Book Description:

    This report describes a new method for detecting development of commercial interest in technology areas (referred to as technology emergence) by analyzing the network of connections among different technology areas, using the definitions set forth by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Technology emergence is observed through quantitative analysis of the cumulative number of filings in a specific technology area.

    eISBN: 978-0-8330-8982-3
    Subjects: Technology, Mathematics

Table of Contents

  1. Identification and Analysis of Technology Emergence Using Patent Classification
    (pp. 1-9)
    Christopher A. Eusebi and Richard Silberglitt

    While the complete story of the value of a particular technology is not told by the number of patent applications filed in a year or the new measurable diffusion of the technology, clearly the level of industrial interest can be gleaned from these data.Each filed patent application represents a bet by some entity that a particular technology will become economically important.To develop the technology needed to file a patent application, organizations expend both engineering and legal time and capital. The desired payoff for this investment is monopolistic control of a section of the technology space, allowed by present...

  2. Notes
    (pp. 10-10)
  3. About the Authors
    (pp. 11-11)
  4. About This Report
    (pp. 12-12)