Patent Assessment Quality


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Patent Assessment Quality

Show simple item record Burke, Paul F. en_US Reitzig, Markus en_US 2009-02-04T10:24:46Z 2009-02-04T10:24:46Z 2006-12-07T00:00:00Z en_US
dc.description.abstract The increasing number of patent applications worldwide and the extension of patenting to the areas of software and business methods have triggered a debate on "patent quality". While patent quality may have various dimensions, this paper argues that consistency in the decision making on the side of the patent office is one important dimension, particularly in new patenting areas (emerging technologies). In order to understand whether patent offices appear capable of providing consistent assessments of a patent's technological quality in such novel industries from the beginning, we study the concordance of the European Patent Office's (EPO's) granting and opoposition decisions for individual patents. We use the historical example of biotech patens filed between 1978 until 1986, the early stage of the industry. Our results indicate that the EPO shows systematically different assessments of technological quality during the granting and the opposition phase. The inconsistency is likely not entirely attributable to additional information revealed after the grant date. en_US
dc.format.extent 46 s. en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.language dan en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Working paper;2006-001 en_US
dc.subject.other patents en_US
dc.subject.other quality en_US
dc.subject.other novelty en_US
dc.subject.other inventive step en_US
dc.subject.other discrete choice variance en_US
dc.subject.other decomposition en_US
dc.title Patent Assessment Quality en_US
dc.type wp en_US
dc.accessionstatus modt06dec07 en_US
dc.contributor.corporation Copenhagen Business School. CBS en_US
dc.contributor.department Institut for Industriøkonomi og Virksomhedsstrategi en_US
dc.contributor.departmentshort CEBI en_US
dc.contributor.departmentuk Department of Industrial Economics & Strategy en_US
dc.contributor.departmentukshort IES en_US
dc.idnumber x65653731x en_US København en_US
dc.publisher.year 2006 en_US
dc.title.subtitle Analyzing the consistency of EPO's ruling on novelty and inventive step in emerging industries en_US

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