Linkage between patents and papers: An interim EPO/US comparison

  title={Linkage between patents and papers: An interim EPO/US comparison},
  author={Francis Narin and Dominic Olivastro},
A unification of more than one million non-patent references (NPR's) on the front pages of U.S. and EPO patents has been carried out, with a subsequent match to theScience Citation Index (SCI), in order to investigate the citation linkage between patented technology and the scientific research literature. The U.S. system shows an extremely rapid increase in linkage, with citations from U.S. patents to U.S. authored papers increasing more than three-fold over the last decade. The EPO system does… CONTINUE READING
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