IEEE Most-Cited Publisher in New Patents
16 May 2011 - IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional association, remains the most-cited publisher in new patents, according to the 2011 report by 1790 Analytics LLC.
The report examines patents filed with the U.S. Patent Office between 1997 and 2010 by the year’s 25 top patenting organizations. The report revealed that IEEE journals and conference proceedings received more than 127,000 patent citations—nearly three times the number of citations of any other publisher.
The current study shows that references to IEEE papers in patents have increased 515 percent since 1997, and that patents that reference IEEE are in turn cited more often by subsequent patents than those that do not reference IEEE.
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