Analyzing patent characteristics and business strategies of non-practicing entities

Syuan Yi Jiang*, Hsin-Ning Su

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The operation of non-practicing entities (NPEs) has been denounced, the influences of NPEs are more and more significant on the economy, society and technology. The objective of this paper is to characterize patents owned by selected famous NPE corporations. A total of 12 NPEs with 4,947 utility patents are analyzed in this paper from four aspects: (1) country, (2) industry, (3) corporates, and (4) valuation assertion. Moreover, in the valuation assertion section, 11 patent characteristics are used as indicators for evaluating NPE patents. This paper also compares the degree of patent value among NPE patents, litigated patents and ITC patents in the most significant 6 patent characteristics. One important finding is that NPE patents are verified as more valuable patents than litigated patents and ITC patents. However, No. of patent citation received (also called No. of forward citation; CI), does not show positive relation as other patent indicators do. In summary, this paper offers three major contributions: (1) using 4,947 NPE patents from 1976 to 2012 as sample patents, (2) measuring NPE patents value by 11 patent characteristics and (3) showing that NPE patents are more valuable than litigated patents and ITC patents.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPICMET 2014 - Portland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology, Proceedings
Subtitle of host publicationInfrastructure and Service Integration
EditorsDundar F. Kocaoglu, Gary Perman, Dilek Cetindamar Kozanoglu, Tugrul U. Daim, Timothy R. Anderson, Kiyoshi Niwa
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1322-1335
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781890843304
StatePublished - 10 Oct 2014
Event2014 Portland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology, PICMET 2014 - Kanazawa, Japan
Duration: 27 Jul 201431 Jul 2014

Publication series

NamePICMET 2014 - Portland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology, Proceedings: Infrastructure and Service Integration

Conference

Conference2014 Portland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology, PICMET 2014
CountryJapan
CityKanazawa
Period27/07/1431/07/14

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