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The Role Of Patents As An Informational Input Into The Process Of Technology Assessment And Forecasting
Author(s): David K. Moore
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Paper Abstract

The importance of information as a driving force in innovation is well established. The problem of providing interested users with access to information concerning inventions and technology development is a major issue which directly affects the innovation process. With these thoughts n iind, I would like to begin by briefly reviewing the elements of the patent document. Secondly, I would like to explore with you the various ways in which patent information may be used by public and private R&D managers to aid in the process of technology assessment and forecasting.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 March 1981
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0260, Management of Optics, (23 March 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.959666
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David K. Moore, U.S. Patent Office (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0260:
Management of Optics
Richard L. Hartman, Editor(s)

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