Citations from Patents

Patent citation analysis is used as an evaluation technique in science and technology with the premise that scholarly documents cited by later patents contain important ideas upon the subsequent inventions. The references to scholarly publications may have been added by the patent examiner at the time of prosecution and may provide background about the topic, methodology, or new potential areas for development.

Citations from Patents indicator displays the number of citations a set of publications has received from patents indexed in Derwent™ Innovation.

This indicator is available in all the explorers. During the analysis it is expected to find differences when entities are compared. These differences might exist given the research field (basic research or applied research and topics), the size of the organization or the maturity of the journal among others, so these factors should be considered for a proper analysis.