Research and analysis

Patent backlogs, inventories and pendency

United States Patent Office and Intellectual Property Office report on the economic and operational impacts of patent application backlogs.


Patent backlogs, inventories and pendency: An international framework

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The report offers both a new and comparative methodology for measuring backlogs and pendency, as well as empirical findings on the relationship between application stocks and examination pendency in the UK and the US. Understanding these relationships is critical for better evidence based policy making.

Authors: Benjamin Mitra-Kahn, Alan Marco, Michael Carley, Paul D’Agostino, Peter Evans, Carl Frey, Nadiya Sultan.

Published 26 June 2013