Where do biotechnology inventors live?

As an offshoot of PatentStat, I’ve assembled a set of graphs of patent inventor locations, focusing in 33 industry sectors.

Here are the maps for biotechnology:

Global Biotechnology InventorsUS Biotechnology Inventor Locations

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   3 Comments


  1. Reinhard Hiller
      December 10, 2014

    Hi Yali, thanks for sharing! It’s not obvious from the chart what data you have used. Is it # of inventors, # of patents (filed or granted or both)? Rgds, Reinhard

  2. thinkBiotech
      December 10, 2014

    Reinhard,
    It’s actually a combination of the two 🙂 Each inventor location is given fractional ‘ownership’ of a patent. So, if a patent has 1 US inventor, 1 French inventor, and 2 South African inventors, then South Africa gets .5 credit for the patent, and the US and France get .25 each.

    • Reinhard Hiller
        December 11, 2014

      Ok! Many thanks for the clarification…

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