AN EXTENDED METHODOLOGY FOR THE ASSESSMENT OF TECHNICAL INVENTION EVOLUTION
Editor: Marjanovic Dorian, Storga Mario, Pavkovic Neven, Bojcetic Nenad, Skec Stanko
Author: Smojver V., Štorga M., Potočki E.
Section: DESIGN INNOVATION
Within this paper, the authors present the early result of the study focusing on the evolution of the technical invention by using patents as a proxy for technology development. In looking at the dynamics, the presented research focuses on the extension to the existing qualitative approaches by the creation of patents citation network and dynamic network analysis to reveal the nature of technical invention evolution within particular patent class describing the scope and context. In the future steps this will be integrated into a framework for the future technology prediction..