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Scientometrics

, Volume 5, Issue 1, pp 31–54 | Cite as

The use of foreign patenting as an internationally comparable science and technology output indicator

  • L. G. Soete
  • Sally M. E. Wyatt
Article

Abstract

Foreign patenting activity in some of the world major patent systems is being compared between countries and industries and is found to be, with a few notable exceptions, relatively unbiased. Furthermore, a brief dynamic analysis of the foreign patenting activity in the USA of a number of OECD-countries in 41 industrial sectors in terms of ‘Revealed Technological Advantage’ indices suggests that foreign patent data might provide a very useful addition to the arsenal of Science and Technology Output Indicators.

Keywords

Dynamic Analysis Industrial Sector Patent Activity Patent System Patent Data 
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© Akadémiai Kiadó 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • L. G. Soete
    • 1
  • Sally M. E. Wyatt
    • 1
  1. 1.Science Policy Research UnitUniversity of SussexBrighton(UK)

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