Patent Landscape Analysis Using Family Based Citation

12 Pages Posted: 18 Feb 2014

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Binqiang Liu

University of New Hampshire School of Law (formerly Franklin Pierce Law Center)

Date Written: February 17, 2014

Abstract

After a brief overview of current patent citation practice, related terms are introduced and defined. Next, two concise workflows are examined: an empirical study of Faurecia, one of the world’s leading automobile component providers, is carried out and two patent webs are obtained, which depict Faurecia’s patenting strategy in the automobile seat rail technology field. From the two resulting patent maps, improvements are observed after employing extended family based citation as a tool. Future perspectives are also summarized for further development of this family based citation analysis methodology, so that better R&D and/or design around decisions can be made by innovators.

Keywords: patent landscape, patent family, citation, technology map, patent map

JEL Classification: O34

Suggested Citation

Liu, Binqiang, Patent Landscape Analysis Using Family Based Citation (February 17, 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2397385 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2397385

Binqiang Liu (Contact Author)

University of New Hampshire School of Law (formerly Franklin Pierce Law Center) ( email )

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