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IEEE is most-cited publisher in new patents

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IEEE is the most-cited publisher in new patents, according to the 2011 report by 1790 Analytics LLC.

The report, which examined patents filed with the US Patent Office between 1997 and 2010 by the year’s 25 top patenting organisations, revealed that IEEE journals and conference proceedings received more than 127,000 patent citations. This, according to the figures in the report, is nearly three times the number of citations of any other publisher.

The current study shows that references to IEEE papers in patents have increased 515 percent since 1997, and that patents that reference IEEE are in turn cited more often by subsequent patents than those that do not reference IEEE.