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Standardizing Patent Data Cleaning in a University Technology Transfer Office

Srihari, M and Mathew, Mary (2014) Standardizing Patent Data Cleaning in a University Technology Transfer Office. In: Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering & Technology (PICMET), JUL 27-31, 2014, Portland Int Ctr Management Engn & Technol, Japan Chapter, Kanazawa, JAPAN, pp. 1368-1372.

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There are multiple goals of a technology transfer office (TTO) based in a university system. Whilst commercialization is a critical goal, maintenance and cleaning of the TTO's database needs detailing. Literature in the area is scarce and only some researchers make reference to TTO data cleaning. During an attempt to understand the commercial strategy of a university TTO in Bangalore the challenge of data cleaning was encountered. This paper describes a case study of data cleaning at an Indian university based TTO. 382 patent records were analyzed in the study. The case study first describes the back ground of the university system. Second, the method to clean the data and the experiences encountered are highlighted. Insights drawn indicate that patent data cleaning in a TTO is a specialized area which needs attention. Overlooking this activity can have legal implications and may result in an inability to commercialize the patent. Two levels of patent data cleaning are discussed in this case study. Best practices of data cleaning in academic TTOs are discussed.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Series.: Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology
Publisher: IEEE
Additional Information: Copy right for this article belongs to the IEEE, 345 E 47TH ST, NEW YORK, NY 10017 USA
Department/Centre: Division of Interdisciplinary Sciences > Management Studies
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2015 07:20
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2015 07:20
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/51750

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