Standardization and Accuracy of Japanese Patent Applicant Names

12 Pages Posted: 20 Sep 2012

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Koichiro Onishi

Waseda University - Faculty of Education and Integrated Arts and Sciences

Yoichiro Nishimura

Kanagawa University - Faculty of Economics

Naotoshi Tsukada

National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)

Isamu Yamauchi

Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI); Institute of Innovation and Policy Research

Tomoyuki Shimbo

Kanto Gakuin University - College of Economics

Masayo Kani

Tezukayama University

Kenta Nakamura

Kobe University

Date Written: September 15, 2012

Abstract

While numerous researchers can access current large patent databases, the presence of numerous non-standard applicant names presents a huge obstacle to their effective use. This paper explains the characteristics of Japanese patent applicant names and offers a potential solution to current difficulties in the form of a standardized Japanese patent applicant name database. To achieve name-matching accuracy, this process utilized manual procedures that did not require use of computers. Furthermore, we investigated the accuracy of these standardized applicant names by comparing them with official Japan Patent Office survey listings.

Keywords: patent database, assignee/applicant name matching, IIPPD, PATSTAT

JEL Classification: O31, O34

Suggested Citation

Onishi, Koichiro and Nishimura, Yoichiro and Tsukada, Naotoshi and Yamauchi, Isamu and Shimbo, Tomoyuki and Kani, Masayo and Nakamura, Kenta, Standardization and Accuracy of Japanese Patent Applicant Names (September 15, 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2147190 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2147190

Koichiro Onishi (Contact Author)

Waseda University - Faculty of Education and Integrated Arts and Sciences ( email )

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Yoichiro Nishimura

Kanagawa University - Faculty of Economics ( email )

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Naotoshi Tsukada

National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) ( email )

Isamu Yamauchi

Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI) ( email )

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Tokyo 100-8901
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Institute of Innovation and Policy Research ( email )

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Tokyo
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Tomoyuki Shimbo

Kanto Gakuin University - College of Economics ( email )

1-50-1 Mutsuura-higashi
Kanazawa-ku
Yokohama, Kanagawa 236-8501
Japan

Masayo Kani

Tezukayama University ( email )

7-1-1 Tezukayama
Nara, 631-8051
Japan

Kenta Nakamura

Kobe University ( email )

2-1, Rokkodai-cho, Nada-ku
Kobe, 657-8501, 657-8501
Japan

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