Patent help

Peter Brantley BRANTLEP at arizvm1.bitnet
Mon Mar 4 13:32:27 EST 1991


Hello.  With my colleague, Woody Powell, I am attempting to ferret out
some measures of success for firms in the biotechnology industry.  In
particular, I am seeking to gain an understanding of firm level attri-
butes of successful innovation.  One means of doing so is to collect
data on patents associated with particular biotech firms.

There are many problems with this.  The foremost is that patents are
usually not granted to the firm, but to the individuals associated with
them (ie., Cohen-Boyer).  References to companies are available, but not
easily accessed.  Patent retrieval must be accomplished on the basis of
keywords, such as interleukin or interferon, etc., or by cross referencing
existing patents.

I would like to request that any personnel on the net with working and
current knowledge of human therapeutic and diagnostic biotechnology,
whether in universities, research institutes, or private firms, send
to BRANTLEP at ARIZVM1 or BRANTLEP at ARIZVM1.CCIT.ARIZONA.EDU a list of the
most prominent patents in their field.  This list would greatly facilitate
our patent search.

Thank you for you help.  If you are interested in the results of our work
and so indicate, we will send an electronic synopsis upon completion of
initial analysis.

pb

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