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A fascinating trend has emerged in the area of patent production. A recent study by 1790 Analytics shows that small firms are producing a larger percentage of emerging technology patents given their participation in the patent system. For example: while small firms in the U.S. represent less than 2% of all Computer Hardware patents, they account for almost 12% of all of the Computer Hardware patents considered likely to contain leading edge technology. What’s driving the small firm’s patent success? This paper describes how use of scientific papers from resources such as IEEE helps small technology firms compete.


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