Thursday, June 6, 2019

Patent familiarity calc scripts

I made available on Github a set of MySQL and python scripts to create familiarity indicator by IPC class, on NBER patents dataset.

Inventor’s familiarity with components of the invention measured by the (a) recent and (b) frequent usage of focal patent’s classes across all US patents. Thus, we calculate a measure of familiarity for each separate class of a focal patent. Therefore, the more recently and frequently a class has been used, its individual measure will be higher.

Based on Fleming 2001