Measuring Patent Quality and Innovation

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The quality of patent filings has fallen dramatically over the past two decades. This reduces the potential for breakthrough inventions, according to the OECD's Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard 2011...

This tenth edition of the OECD Science, Technology and Industry (STI) Scoreboard analyses the major trends in knowledge and innovation in today’s global economy. With over 180 indicators it presents a policy-oriented review of science, technology, innovation and industrial performance in OECD and major non-OECD countries (Brazil, Russian Federation, India, Indonesia, People’s Republic of China and South Africa).

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See Executive Summary for the 2011 Scorecard below.