Economic research

We undertake and support economic analyses on policy issues related to intellectual property (IP) and on the broader roles and impacts of IP in the economy. The Office of the Chief Economist (OCE) leads these efforts through engagement with scholars, collaboration on research projects, and conference events. OCE also releases datasets on USPTO patents and trademarks to advance economic research on IP. 


Exploiting the Invention Similarity of Patent Citations to more Accurately Measure Technological Complexity

Graph of invention similarity between patent citations


News & Updates

September 28, 2011 TOMORROW: Obama Administration to Announce Winners of i6 Green Challenge

promoting a green economy and clean technology commercialization WASHINGTON - Obama Administration officials, including U.S. Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra, will hold a national press conference call with reporters tomorrow to announce the winners of the i6 Green Challenge, an effort to…