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Patent trend analysis : the case of microgenetic engineering.

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Journal publication date10/1986
JournalFutures
Journal number5
Volume18
Number of pages20
Pages638-657
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

This paper reviews the use of patent statistics. Contemporaneous patent profiles of ‘mutation/genetic engineering’ over the 1970s are compared and contrasted and a cumulative net cash-flow forecast is presented for the genetic engineering industry to the year 2000.