Jul 7, 2013

Food for Thought - Article of the Week (AoW) - Abuse of patents as economic indicators

One of the most complete and earliest works highlighting all the shortcomings, 'disadvantages' of using patents as economic indicators is, undoubtedly, 'On the abuse of patents as economic indicators' by Pierre Desrochers.

This paper has argument after argument against use of each type of indicator; It should be referred to by budding patent analysts to understand the subtle nuances of insight and intelligence generation using patent data.

Happy Reading!