The 2018 report by 1790 Analytics LLC examined patents filed with the U.S. Patent Office between 1997–2017 by the year's 30 top-patenting organizations. The report revealed that IEEE journals, standards, and conference proceedings received over 390,000 patent citations—more than three times the number of citations of any other publisher.
Top 20 Publishers Referenced Most Frequently by the Top 30 Patenting Organizations
Source: 1790 Analytics LLC, Copyright 2018.
The current 1790 Analytics LLC study shows:
In its annual study of patent references, 1790 Analytics LLC 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.