The 2021 report by 1790 Analytics LLC examined patents filed with the U.S. Patent Office between 2001–2020 by the year's 50 top-patenting organizations. The report revealed that IEEE journals, standards, and conference proceedings received over 580,000 patent citations—more than three times the number of citations of any other publisher.
Top 20 Publishers Referenced Most Frequently by the Top 50 Patenting Organizations
Source: 1790 Analytics LLC, Copyright 2021.
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.