Analysis of international patent flows. Intermediate report to the OECD Secretariat
Paper presented at the Meeting of the "Group of National Experts on Science and Technology Indicators" at OECD, Paris, 26 to 28 April 1993
The analysis of patent applications at the Japanese, American and European Patent Office as well as at the whole European market reveals the general structures of patent flows between the triad regions for all OECD countries. In addition the technology profiles for all OECD countries are established on the basis of 30 major technology areas and patent applications at the European patent office. For each country, the respective time series for the period of 1980 to 1991 are recorded.