Unpacking Innovation using data science, one commit at a time.
Fierce advocate and modest contributor of open source.
Interests. Innovation, Data Science
The International Diffusion of Technology: a New Approach and Some Facts
__ with Antonin Bergeaud (Banque de France). Building on the nascent automated patent landscaping literature, we introduce a new approach to study the international diffusion of technologies. We deploy and validate our approach on the genome editing technology. We document a significant technological lag between leading and laggard countries. This lag is even larger when we consider the country of origin of inventors and assignees instead of the granting offices.
Geocoding Early Age Patents
__ with Antonin Bergeaud (Banque de France). The location of inventors is regarded as a key driving force of innovation. However, historical data on patentees location are hardly available. To fill the gap, we collect location data from patent texts since the 19th century for the US, France, Great Britain and Germany. We provide an open source library to stimulate extensions to other countries.
Making Patent Citations Uncool Again
__ with Gaétan de Rassenfosse (EPFL). Patents are at the crossroads of many innovation nodes: science, industry, products, competition, etc. Such interactions can be identified through citations in a broad sense.It is now common to use patent-to-patent citations to study some aspects of the innovation system. However, there is much more buried in the Non Patent Literature (NPL) citations and in the patent text itself. For instance, patent texts can contain citations to patents, bibliographical references, softwares, databases, products, etc. Similarly, NPL citations point to bibliographical references, office actions, patents, search reports, webpages, norms & standards, product documentations, databases and litigation documents. The purpose of this project is stimulate and syndicate community efforts to excavate and structure this long hidden information by leveraging.