Structural condition of combinatorial innovation through patent ability AI analysis
by Hajime Shirasaka; Takashi Mikami; Makoto Onizuka; Youji Kohda; Amna Javed
International Journal of Intellectual Property Management (IJIPM), Vol. 11, No. 2, 2021

Abstract: The innovation achieved by reconfiguring an invention to obtain a new combination of existing technology elements is referred to as combinatorial innovation. The combinatorial invention processes involved in combinatorial innovation are essential, but as yet there are no quantitative evaluation methods for determining whether the invention should be open or closed. In this study, we demonstrate that utilising the existence rate of similar prior patents can be used as a quantitative evaluation method using artificial intelligence technology.

Online publication date: Wed, 28-Apr-2021

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