Case Studies

Some examples from real business

Based on the examples of top IT industry companies, it will be shown that it is possible to categorize the position of a company within a given technology field by looking at their respective patent activity, immediacy and dominance.
For that purpose, significant data such as the number of patent applications in total and within a certain time period, the number of forward and backward citations, the number of patents in the top 5 technology areas, the patent’s age, R&D investments, sales, number of employees, and certain key ratios are used.
Benchmarks are calculated by using average numbers for a sample of ten companies in the sector, which allows us to compare – to some degree – companies within the industry. This should not be mistaken as an actual industry average, it is merely an average of the industry’s top 10 R&D spending companies.

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