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Title: Singling out individual inventors from patent data
Author: Miguélez, Ernest
Gómez Miguélez, Ismael
Keywords: European Patent Office
Dret de patents
Recerca industrial
European Patent Office
European Patent Office
Patent laws and legislation
Industrial research
European Patent Office
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Universitat de Barcelona. Institut de Recerca en Economia Aplicada Regional i Pública
Series/Report no: [WP E-IR11/05]
Abstract: An increasing number of studies in recent years have sought to identify individual inventors from patent data. A variety of heuristics have been proposed for using the names and other information disclosed in patent documents to establish who is who in patents. This paper contributes to this literature by describing a methodology for identifying inventors using patents applied to the European Patent Office, EPO hereafter. As in much of this literature, we basically follow a threestep procedure : 1- the parsing stage, aimed at reducing the noise in the inventor’s name and other fields of the patent; 2- the matching stage, where name matching algorithms are used to group similar names; and 3- the filtering stage, where additional information and various scoring schemes are used to filter out these similarlynamed inventors. The paper presents the results obtained by using the algorithms with the set of European inventors applying to the EPO over a long period of time.
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It is part of: IREA – Working Papers, 2011, IR11/05
ISSN: 2014-1254
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