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Meßlatte mit Tücken - die Fallstricke bei internationalen Patentvergleichen

: Schmoch, Ulrich

Bild der Wissenschaft (1994), No.9, pp.46-49
ISSN: 0006-2375
Journal Article
Fraunhofer ISI ()
development of methodology; Ländervergleich; Methodenentwicklung; patent indicator; patent statistics; Patentstatistik; Unternehmensanalyse; Analysis of Enterprises; country comparison

Patents are interesting output indicators of research and development because compared to statistics on R&D budgets or personnel, they can be disaggregated down to single products or processes. It is possible to perform country comparisons or analyse selected companies. It is, however, necessary to apply a careful methodology in order to achieve meaningful results.