Table 6-8
Triadic patent families, by inventor and applicant (owner) place of residence and priority year: 1988–99
(Percent)
 
Place of residence Total 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Inventor    
United States 34.9 33.0 33.0 34.4 34.9 36.2 35.4 34.8 34.3 33.9 35.6 36.2 36.1
European Union 31.6 33.5 31.7 30.2 30.5 31.3 31.8 33.6 32.7 32.8 31.0 35.4 28.7
Japan 27.5 28.3 30.2 30.3 29.1 26.7 26.8 25.3 26.5 26.9 26.6 29.8 28.6
Applicant
United States 39.4 37.9 37.5 38.8 39.4 40.8 40.3 40.0 38.8 38.4 39.3 39.7 37.9
European Union 27.7 29.4 28.0 26.7 26.7 27.3 27.7 29.4 28.6 28.5 27.5 32.1 27.0
Japan 27.3 28.0 30.0 29.9 28.9 26.5 26.6 24.9 26.3 26.8 26.7 29.9 28.6
 

NOTE: A triadic patent family is formed when patent applications for same invention are filed in Europe, Japan, and United States.

SOURCE: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development/World Intellectual Property Organization, Triadic Patent Families, unpublished tabulations (2004).

 
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