Understanding patent portfolio and development strategy of 3D printing technology

Yen Tzu Chu*, Hsin-Ning Su

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Abstract

This study aims to analyze patent portfolio of three-dimensional printing industry, future trends, as well as to explore how patent strategy could be developed. A total of 1089 patents that belong to 3D printing technologies are retrieved from the United State Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) patent database for analysis. There are two objects in this research: first, from the patent perspective to distinguish how emerging three-dimensional printing is. The other object is using knowledge flow tool to demonstrate how diversified the 3D printing industry can be. Moreover, by analyzing the 1089 of 3D printing patents, some important implication, i.e. technology life cycle, patent citations, patented characteristics information and knowledge flow, can be uncovered to understand the overall 3D printing technology trends, in terms of (1) Country (2) Industry (3) Organization levels.

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.
Pages1407-1415
Number of pages9
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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    Chu, Y. T., & Su, H-N. (2014). Understanding patent portfolio and development strategy of 3D printing technology. In D. F. Kocaoglu, G. Perman, D. C. Kozanoglu, T. U. Daim, T. R. Anderson, & K. Niwa (Eds.), PICMET 2014 - Portland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology, Proceedings: Infrastructure and Service Integration (pp. 1407-1415). [6921153] (PICMET 2014 - Portland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology, Proceedings: Infrastructure and Service Integration). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc..