Exploring legal patent citations for patent valuation

Shuting Wang, Zhen Lei, Wang Chien Lee

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Abstract

Effective patent valuation is important for patent holders. Forward patent citations, widely used in assessing patent value, have been considered as reflecting knowledge flows, just like paper citations. However, patent citations also carry legal implication, which is important for patent valuation. We argue that patent citations can either be technological citations that indicate knowledge transfer or be legal citations that delimit the legal scope of citing patents. In this paper, we first develop citation-network based methods to infer patent quality measures at either the legal or technological dimension. Then we propose a probabilistic mixture approach to incorporate both the legal and technological dimensions in patent citations, and an iterative learning process that integrates a temporal decay function on legal citations, a probabilistic citation network based algorithm and a prediction model for patent valuation. We learn all the parameters together and use them for patent valuation. We demonstrate the effectiveness of our approach by using patent maintenance status as an indicator of patent value and discuss the insights we learned from this study.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCIKM 2014 - Proceedings of the 2014 ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages1379-1388
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781450325981
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 3 2014
Event23rd ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, CIKM 2014 - Shanghai, China
Duration: Nov 3 2014Nov 7 2014

Publication series

NameCIKM 2014 - Proceedings of the 2014 ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management

Other

Other23rd ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, CIKM 2014
CountryChina
CityShanghai
Period11/3/1411/7/14

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Information Systems and Management
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems

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Wang, S., Lei, Z., & Lee, W. C. (2014). Exploring legal patent citations for patent valuation. In CIKM 2014 - Proceedings of the 2014 ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (pp. 1379-1388). (CIKM 2014 - Proceedings of the 2014 ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/2661829.2662029