Patents and the Measurement of International Competitiveness

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Edward Elgar Publishing, May 14, 2014 - Technology & Engineering - 203 pages
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Contents

1 Introduction
3
2 OECD Small Entity patents
11
3 Nonprofit patents inluding universities
37
4 Small Firm patents
59
5 Individual patents
76
6 The nonOECD countries
93
7 Summary and conclusions
108
PART TWO Small Entity data for selected countries
113
Japan
144
Korea Republic of
146
Luxembourg
148
Mexico
150
Netherlands
152
New Zealand
154
Norway
156
Poland
158

Australia
114
Austria
116
Belgium
118
Canada
120
Czech Republic
122
Denmark
124
Finland
126
France
128
Germany
130
Greece
132
Hungary
134
Iceland
136
Ireland
138
Israel
140
Italy
142
Portugal
160
Slovakia
162
Spain
164
Sweden
166
Switzerland
168
Taiwan
170
Turkey
172
United Kingdom
174
United States
176
Extract from the USPTO Manual of Patent Examining Procedure
179
A list of the major Class numbers with the corresonding Technology Class groups
181
A random sample taken from Chemical classes 1994 to 2003
188
Countries with fewer than 18 SE patents between 1994 and 2003 Group E
192
Index
193
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