A hybrid keyword and patent class methodology for selecting relevant sets of patents for a technological field

@article{Benson2012AHK,
  title={A hybrid keyword and patent class methodology for selecting relevant sets of patents for a technological field},
  author={Christopher L. Benson and Christopher L. Magee},
  journal={Scientometrics},
  year={2012},
  volume={96},
  pages={69-82}
}
This paper presents a relatively simple, objective and repeatable method for selecting sets of patents that are representative of a specific technological domain. The methodology consists of using search terms to locate the most representative international and US patent classes and determines the overlap of those classes to arrive at the final set of patents. Five different technological fields (computed tomography, solar photovoltaics, wind turbines, electric capacitors, electrochemical… CONTINUE READING

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