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New Technology of Library and Information Service  2013, Vol. 29 Issue (7/8): 75-81    DOI: 10.11925/infotech.1003-3513.2013.07-08.11
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Reviews on Development of Patent Citation Research
Chen Liang1,2, Zhang Zhiqiang1, Shang Weijiao3
1. The Lanzhou Branch of National Science Library, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou 730000, China;
2. University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China;
3. Library of Chinese Academy of Forestry, Beijing 100091, China
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Abstract  As an important data source for strategic intelligence analysis, not only does patent citation reflect knowledge flow in technological development, but also it can be used in technology front tracking and technology status recognition on both country and organization level. After exploring definition and origin of patent citation, this paper describes the roadmap of patent-patent citation analysis method and patent-paper citation method according to categories of patent citation, and lists some representative works. In the end, the paper summarizes the problems occurred in patent citation analysis and provides some corresponding advices.
Key wordsPatent citation      Non-patent reference      Network topology      Main path analysis      Network clustering     
Received: 03 April 2013      Published: 02 September 2013



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Chen Liang, Zhang Zhiqiang, Shang Weijiao. Reviews on Development of Patent Citation Research. New Technology of Library and Information Service, 2013, 29(7/8): 75-81.

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