EaP PLUS developed an analysis about the co-patenting activities between the EaP countries and EU MS. This analysis provided a solid base for the later identification of inter-regional EU-EaP and intra-regional (EaP) thematic strengths and collaboration patterns in order to bring to the fore the most active players, centres of excellence, and existing “hot” topics and links between R&I institutions from the region.
Task 3.1 Co-patenting analysis focusing on international patents
The co-patenting analysis provides an important base for monitoring the innovation cooperation and allows the identification of relevant actors in the region – a primary target group for other innovation related activities of the project. The analysis is based on OECD StatExtracts.
- The analysis covers the amount of co-patents per country and their development over time (2006-2015).
- Issues such as patterns of foreign ownership, co-inventorship and thematic patterns are addressed.
- It includes a detailed analysis on co-inventors, co-applicants as well as inventors/applicants from different EaP and EU countries.
The analytical report was finalised in July 2018 - you can find it attached here.