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Zipf’s law and the distribution of patents among applicants - A Measure of Science

Shaun Hendy Nov 17, 2009

One of the interesting things we can do with the OECD patent database is look at how those patents are distributed among applicants. The applicant for a patent is often the organisation or company that employs the inventors rather than the inventors themselves. By looking at the distribution of patents among applicants we are looking at the size distribution … Read More