Analysis of Patent Examination Effort Distribution based on the Queuing Theory

  • João Gilberto Sampaio Brazilian Institute of Industrial Property (INPI)
  • Suzana Borschiver Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ)
Keywords: queuing theory, patent examination effort distribution, decision profile, backlog

Abstract

In this paper, we present a mathematical model based on the queuing theory that simulates the examination process in a patent office, including its relation with the applicants. Through this statistical model, this study aims at evaluating the examination effort distribution among all examination stages, in order to establish the optimal examination condition, which means that a patent application would be granted, denied or withdrawn in the shortest period of time and the backlog of patent offices would be reduced, meeting the society demand in a more efficient way. This study also aims at evaluating the performance of a specific patent examiner based on the optimal condition.

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Author Biographies

João Gilberto Sampaio, Brazilian Institute of Industrial Property (INPI)
João Gilberto Sampaio is a Chemical Engineer, received his MSc in Advanced Process Control, Master in Business Administration, and is taking his PhD in Technology Management at the Department of Chemical Engineering of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and works as a patent examiner for the Brazilian Institute of Industrial Property (INPI-BR).
Suzana Borschiver, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ)
Suzana Borschiver is an Associate Professor of the Department of Chemical Engineering of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She is a Chemical Engineer, received her MSc and PhD in Technology Management at the Department of Chemical Engineering of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and her current research focuses on technology management, innovation management, production chains, international trade and technology roadmapping.

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Published
2008-12-10
How to Cite
Sampaio, J. G., & Borschiver, S. (2008). Analysis of Patent Examination Effort Distribution based on the Queuing Theory. Journal of Technology Management & Innovation, 3(4), 1-16. https://doi.org/10.4067/S0718-27242008000200001
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Research Articles

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