| || Delineating the patent data: A case study of prolific patenting institutions of India and China
Author :Bhattacharya, Sujit
Source: DESIDOC Bulletin of Information Technology :27(1) ; 2007 ; pp.87-95
Abstract : Technological capability strength, market monopoly success of R&D efforts are some of the indications, patents that belong to an entity signify. However, a simple patent count provides only a limited indication. Informetric analysis can be successfully applied to reveal the underlying hidden characteristics of the patent statistics. At the same time, caveats in analysing patent data and understanding the different attributes of a patent/patenting system is required to undertake a proper analysis. An investigation of prolific patenting institutions of India and China was undertaken to support the above argument. Their patenting activity in the US was investigated for the period 1998-2002. The attributes of the US patent system were used to distinguish the patent data. Patent profiles in terms of technological domains/applications were uncovered by informetric analysis. Effectiveness of the patenting activity, strategic and policy aspects were derived from this exercise. The paper attempts to make contribution towards integrating the features of the patent system, different aspects of patent statistics and tools of informetrics for deriving meaning that can be used by a wider audience.
Keywords : Patents;patent statistics;prolific institutions;patent system;patenting institutions
| || Bibliometric approach towards mapping the dynamics of science and technology
Author :Gupta, B.M.;Bhattacharya, Sujit
Source: DESIDOC Bulletin of Information Technology :24(1) ; 2004 ; pp.03-08
Abstract : This paper attempts to highlight the role of bibliometrics in studying the dynamics of science and technology. Tools and techniques available in bibliometrics to address and understand the complexities of scientific fields are explored. The paper concludes that for wider acceptance among academicians and policy makers, bibliometric approach should ingrain itself within sociology and philosophy of science in studying the different facets of science and technology.
Keywords : Bibliometrics;Mapping;Bibliometric maps
| || Patenting in Biotechnology
Author :Bhattacharya, Sujit
Source: DESIDOC Bulletin of Information Technology :27(6) ; 2007 ; pp.31-39
Abstract : The paper discusses the patentability of the biotechnological inventions and the international requirements and issues that emerge in addressing patenting of life forms and how they are resolved. It analyses the international patenting trends, patents that have significant impact and countries active in patenting. It also examines Indian patenting activity and its comparison with international trends to assess the Indian efforts.
Keywords : Intellectual property rights;Patents;Biotechnology;WTO;Plant materials;Innovations