Patents by postcode 2010-14 (Standard and Innovation only)
The number of patents issued to resident persons or corporations of a city is an indicator of innovation, which is a result of the production and use of knowledge.
The patents counted in this indicator were 'standard' and 'innovation patents. Standard patents are granted only for inventions - in other words an invention that is not an obvious thing to do for someone with knowledge and experience in the technological field of the invention. The innovation patent is granted for an incremental advance on existing technology or knowledge that makes a substantial contribution to the working of the invention.
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