The Role Of Citation Analysis In Determining Patent Value

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....
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