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The Patent Board Develops Key Science Metrics for the National Science

17-Jan-2008 | Source : AG-IP News | Visits : 16998

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CHICAGO - Members of the National Science Board today delivered to the President and the Congress Science and Engineering Indicators 2008 (SEI’08), the Board’s biennial report on the state of science and engineering research and education in the United States.

The Patent Board was selected by the National Science Foundation to analyze the vitality of the US and international science and engineering enterprise. The Patent Board developed indicators that measure patterns and trends in worldwide scientific research.

The “gold standard” report – is the most comprehensive source of information on research and development conducted by universities, industry, the federal government and the international science and engineering enterprise.

“Since 1972, The Patent Board has been providing pioneering research and analysis to the NSF, and we are honored to continue delivering this important work,” Patent Board’s President and CEO Christopher Ainsley said.

“This is one of the premier research inputs for the National Science Foundation policy,” he added.

The Patent Board draws upon its 40-year history of developing metrics that measure innovation and the quality of Intellectual Property to maintain consistent time trends and develop new indicators for the NSF.

These indicators enable the NSF to measure the knowledge flows, collaboration patterns, emerging areas of research, and the connections between research and practical applications around the world.

The Patent Board’s dedicated team of analysts and researchers implement a unique process to classify scientific research, including journals, patents, and papers by sector and include analyses from their proprietary patent databases to track the scientific references in US and European patents.

The Patent Board also leveraged its proprietary data repository of more than 8,000 unified US scientific publishing organizations to deliver the analysis.

Results of the analysis and supporting data will be delivered to the NSF at regular intervals for inclusion in the Science and Engineering Indicators publication also in 2010 and 2012.

Founded in 1968 as a patent analytics and research institution, the Patent Board is the leading independent provider of best practices research, tools and metrics for patent analysis and intellectual property investment.

The Patent Board tracks and analyzes innovation, movement, and the business value of patent assets across every industry on a global basis.


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