Wednesday, June 26, 2013

WIPO data on inventor's nationality

A recently published paper by Ernest Miguelez and Carsten Fink exploits a piece of information contained into WIP databases and not yet utilized: inventors' nationality.

The paper (Measuring the International Mobility of Inventors:  A new database?) describes a new database mapping migratory patterns of inventors, extracted from information included in patent applications filed under the Patent Cooperation Treaty. and provides a descriptive overview of inventor migration patterns, based on the information contained in the newly constructed database.

The paper may be downloaded here.

You may find the aggregated data here (raw data not avaliable yet)