Agglomeration of invention in the Bay Area: Not just ICT

  title={Agglomeration of invention in the Bay Area: Not just ICT},
  author={Chris Forman and Shane Greenstein},
We document that the Bay Area rose from 4% of all successful US patent applications in 1976 to 16% in 2008. This is partly driven by the increase in the prevalence of information and communication technology; however, even for patents unrelated to information and communication technology, we see a disproportionate increase in the share of all US patents from the Bay Area. We interpret this to suggest that there has been a trend to coagglomeration in invention across technologies. We explore… CONTINUE READING

From This Paper

Figures, tables, and topics from this paper.
3 Citations
5 References
Similar Papers


Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-5 of 5 references

Of Smart Phone Wars and Software Patents

  • Graham, Stuart, Saurabh Vishnubhakat.
  • Journal of Economic Perspectives 27(1), 67-86.
  • 2013

An Empirical Look at Software Patents

  • Bessen, James, Robert Hunt.
  • Journal of Economics and Management Strategy. 16…
  • 2007

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…