Measurement and analysis of knowledge and R&D exploitation flows assessed by patent and licensing data
The main aim of this study is to contribute to building up a system capable of sustainable monitoring of knowledge and R&D exploitation flows, based on patenting and licensing data, from research to technology and to the market, within countries, across Europe and between Europe and the rest of the world.
Indicators and data collected are patents and co-patents; publications cited in patents; academic patents; highly cited patents and licensing data. The geographical scope is EU27, other ERA countries ( Candidate and EFTA countries), US, Japan, China, South Korea, Russia, India, Brazil (the last three countries in the limit of data availability). Sectoral analysis is about 15 technology sectors and the FP7 thematic priorities.