Innovation and patent quality

This week for the “Patents world” section we present a very interesting video developed by the OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development) for the 2011 Science, Technology  and Industry Scoreboard, to understand how innovation is evolving around the world.

One way to measure technological innovation is by tracking the number of patents, and the video shows the way OECD used to measure patent quality: it compares patents recounted by the EPO over the past decade with those of the 1990-2000 period.