Patent backlogs, inventories and pendency: An international framework

26 June 2013

Benjamin Mitra-Kahn, Alan Marco, Michael Carley, Paul D’Agostino, Peter Evans, Carl Frey, Nadiya Sultan.

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The report offers both a new and comparative methodology for measuring backlogs and pendency, as well as empirical findings on the relationship between application stocks and examination pendency in the UK and the US. Understanding these relationships is critical for better evidence based policy making.