How to measure patent thickets--A novel approach
AbstractThis paper provides a direct measure of the density of patent thickets based on patent citations. We discuss the algorithm that generates the measure and present descriptive results validating it. Moreover, we identify technology areas particularly affected by patent thickets.
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Volume (Year): 111 (2011)
Issue (Month): 1 (April)
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Patenting Patent thickets Patent portfolio races Complexity;
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