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Even more important is that the rate of these links is increasing dramatically.
The latest data showed that over 100,000 citations on U.S. patents issued in 1998 referred to scientific and technical articles.
That is a ten-fold increase since 1988.
It has doubled in just the past two years.
One clear implication: industry is increasingly dependent on academic research and other publicly-supported research.