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WIPO/PUB/ECONSTAT/WP/34

Identifying and ranking the world's largest clusters of inventive activity

Economic Research Working Paper No. 34

This paper presents an empirical approach to identifying and ranking the world's largest clusters of inventive activity on the basis of patent filings. Patent data offer rich information on the locality of innovative activity. Many researchers have already made use of these data to study individual clusters or selected clusters within a particular region. Our approach goes beyond existing work by identifying and ranking innovation clusters on an internationally comparable basis.

Publication year: 2017

WIPO/PUB/FLYER/PATENTSCOPE

PATENTSCOPE

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This brochure outlines the features of PATENTSCOPE and its options for multilingual search across tens of millions of patent documents.

Publication year: 2017

WIPO/PUB/ECONSTAT/WP/35

Ideas production and international knowledge spillovers: digging deeper into emerging countries

Economic Research Working Paper No. 35

Research and development (R&D) activities of emerging countries (EMEs) have increased considerably in recent years. How important are knowledge transfers from developed countries and other emerging countries? This wide-ranging but rigorous macro-level study of 31 EMEs provides some much-needed evidence.

Publication year: 2017