Today's corporations continue to deliver new patented technologies at an ever-increasing pace, and IEEE is by far the most-cited publisher in new patents, according to recent studies by 1790 Analytics LLC.
The 2013 report by 1790 Analytics LLC examined patents filed with the U.S. Patent Office between 1997–2012 by the year's 40 top-patenting organizations. The report revealed that IEEE journals and conference proceedings received over 270,000 patent citations—more than three times the number of citations of any other publisher.
Top 20 Publishers Referenced Most Frequently by Top 40 Patenting Organizations
Source: 1790 Analytics LLC, Copyright 2013.
The current 1790 Analytics LLC study shows that:
In its annual study of patent references, 1790 Analytics LCC reveals a wealth of data that places IEEE as the number-one most-cited publisher by technical researchers, as well as a leading source of information and research that is used by industries not central to the IEEE mission.
"Analysis of Patent Referencing to IEEE Papers, Conferences and Standards 1997–2012" (PDF, 1.2 MB), 1790 Analytics LLC, 5 June 2013