The Role Of Citation Analysis In Determining Patent Value
May 5, 2016, 1:19 PM EDT
Law360, New York (May 5, 2016, 1:19 PM EDT) -- There is a misperception in the intellectual property world about the importance of forward citation analysis in determining patent value. Some claim that the number of forward citations for a specific patent can indicate a patent’s relevance and that more highly cited patents are more likely to be fundamental or important in some way. This begs the question: How do you define patent value?
There are many factors to consider in determining value. First it is important to know if patents are quality or legally defensible....