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Capturing Nanotechnology's Current State of Development via Analysis of Patents


  • Masatsura Igami


  • Teruo Okazaki



This analysis aims at capturing current inventive activities in nanotechnologies based on the analysis of patent applications to the European Patent Office (EPO). Nanotechnologies: Etat des lieux dressé à partir d'une analyse des brevets L'analyse présentée a pour objet de mettre en évidence les activités d'invention conduites à l'heure actuelle dans le domaine des nanotechnologies à partir d'une analyse des demandes de brevets déposées auprès de l'Office européen des brevets (OEB).

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  • Masatsura Igami & Teruo Okazaki, 2007. "Capturing Nanotechnology's Current State of Development via Analysis of Patents," OECD Science, Technology and Industry Working Papers 2007/4, OECD Publishing.
  • Handle: RePEc:oec:stiaaa:2007/4-en

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