Measuring patent assessment quality—Analyzing the degree and kind of (in)consistency in patent offices’ decision making
Research Policy, pp. 1404-1430, 2007.
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We argue that consistent decision making in judging a patent's validity and basing this on its underlying technological quality are important elements of patent office service (“assessment”) quality. To understand which level of assessment quality patent offices (can) provide, particularly in new technological areas, we study the concorda...More
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