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Frontiers of Engineering Management

Front. Eng    2020, Vol. 7 Issue (4) : 615-617
Comments on the development of blockchain technology from the perspective of patent analysis
Wenhong LI, Chunxiao FU, Deli CHENG()
Shanghai International College of Intellectual Property, Tongji University, Shanghai 200092, China
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Just Accepted Date: 12 March 2020   Online First Date: 02 April 2020    Issue Date: 02 November 2020
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Wenhong LI,Chunxiao FU,Deli CHENG. Comments on the development of blockchain technology from the perspective of patent analysis[J]. Front. Eng, 2020, 7(4): 615-617.
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Country Forward citation Family size Claims counts License counts
China 0.5 1.2 11 0.03
US 2.8 2.3 20 1.4
Tab.1  Comparison of some evaluation factors between the patent applications of US and China (on average)
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