The use of patent information for the identification of development trends

@inproceedings{Husser1979TheUO,
  title={The use of patent information for the identification of development trends},
  author={Erich H{\"a}usser},
  year={1979}
}
The publications on a specific technical field issued by the patent officers within a certain period of time do not only reflect the inventive activities and the "production" of new technical knowledge in a country, but also signalize forthcoming industrial activities and therefore indicate new technological trends. The focal points of these inventive activities may e.g. be ascertained from the bibliographical data on published patent applications compiled according to the International Patent… CONTINUE READING

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