Measuring patent assessment quality-Analyzing the degree and kind of (in)consistency in patent offices' decision making

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dc.contributor.author Burke, PF
dc.contributor.author Reitzig, M
dc.date.accessioned 2009-12-21T02:38:35Z
dc.date.issued 2007-11
dc.identifier.citation Research Policy, 2007, 36 (9), pp. 1404 - 1430
dc.identifier.issn 0048-7333
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/5478
dc.description.abstract We argue that consistent decision making in judging a patent's validity and basing this on its underlying technological quality are important elements of patent office service ("assessment") quality. To understand which level of assessment quality patent offices (can) provide, particularly in new technological areas, we study the concordance of the European Patent Office's (EPO) granting and opposition decisions for individual patents. Using the biotechnology industry in the 1980s (an emerging patenting area then) as an example, we find no empirical evidence that the EPO provided maximal or optimal assessment quality as far as can be told from bibliographic indicators. We discuss research limitations and consequences of this first empirical analysis, and suggest ideas for refinements in future work. © 2007.
dc.language eng
dc.relation.hasversion Accepted manuscript version en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1016/j.respol.2007.06.003
dc.rights NOTICE: This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication by Elsevier. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published by Elsevier. en_US
dc.title Measuring patent assessment quality-Analyzing the degree and kind of (in)consistency in patent offices' decision making
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Research Policy
dc.journal.volume 9
dc.journal.volume 36
dc.journal.number 9 en_US
dc.publocation United Kingdom en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 1404 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 1430 en_US
dc.cauo.name BUS.School of Marketing en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 150310 Organisation and Management Theory
dc.personcode 010838
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Organisation and Management Theory en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition November en_US
dc.description.keywords patent; patent office; patent quality; discrete choice models; variance decomposition en_US
dc.description.keywords patent
dc.description.keywords patent office
dc.description.keywords patent quality
dc.description.keywords discrete choice models
dc.description.keywords variance decomposition
dc.description.keywords Discrete choice models
dc.description.keywords Patent
dc.description.keywords Patent office
dc.description.keywords Patent quality
dc.description.keywords Variance decomposition
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Business
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Business/School of Marketing
utslib.copyright.status Open Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:23:47.074767+10
utslib.collection.history General (ID: 2)


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