Patent portfolio analysis of cities: statistics and maps of technological inventiveness

Dieter Franz Kogler, Gaston Heimeriks, Loet Leydesdorff
  • European Planning Studies, October 2018, Taylor & Francis
  • DOI: 10.1080/09654313.2018.1530147

Maps and Statistics for Cities about their Technological Inventiveness

What is it about?

Cities can be considered as engines of the knowledge-based economy, because they are the primary sites of knowledge production activities that subsequently shape the rate and direction of technological change and economic growth. Patents provide rich information to analyse the knowledge specialization of specific places, such as technological details and information on inventors and entities involved. The technology codes attributed at the level of individual patent documents can be used to indicate the diversity and scope of the knowledge claims underlying a specific invention. In this study we introduce tools for portfolio analysis in terms of patents that provide insights into the technological specialization of cities.

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The following have contributed to this page: Professor Dieter Franz Kogler and Professor Loet Leydesdorff