Trends in nanotechnology patents

Hsinchun Chen, Mihail C. Roco, Xin Li, Yiling Lin

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An analysis of 30 years of data on patent publications from the US Patent and Trademark Office, the European Patent Office and the Japan Patent Office confirms the dominance of companies and selected academic institutions from the US, Europe and Japan in the commercialization of nanotechnology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)123-125
Number of pages3
JournalNature Nanotechnology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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