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The role of (patent) information in the innovation process

The European Patent Office (EPO) has conducted a survey to find out how patent information ranks as a source of information in the innovation process, i.e. whether patent information supports innovation, in Europe.


  • Posted on: Jul 3, 2017
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Year of publication: 2017

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Tags: IPR, Patent

The survey shows how patent information contributes to each phase of the innovation process.

The main findings of the survey show that 70% of the innovators who took part in the survey use patent information as a source of information while 72% of them rate patent information as important or very important for their innovation work.

At the same time, 75% of respondents use EPO products including Espacenet, followed by DPMA/DEPATISnet 30%, USPTO 21% and WIPO/PATENTSCOPE 17%.

In addition, the findings show that patent information is predominantly used as a source of technical and legal information but lags behind with business information.

Type: Report | Source: http://www.epo.org/service-support/contact-us/surveys/patent-information/innovation-survey.html

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