A Study on the Estimation of Technology Economic Life Using Patent Citation Life Analysis

특허인용 수명분석을 이용한 기술의 경제적 수명 추정에 대한 연구

  • 성웅현 (한신대학교 정보과학대학 정보통계학과) ;
  • 유선희 (한국과학기술정보연구원)
  • Received : 2007.04.09
  • Accepted : 2007.06.15
  • Published : 2007.06.01


This paper presents a new methodology that allows the influence of technological obsolescence and technology composite competitiveness to estimate technology economic life. In this paper the patent citation life analysis is used to estimate technology representative life, and technology residual life analysis is employed to estimate residual life using the linear and inverse functions. The technology economic life will be determined by combining the estimation results of patent citation life analysis and technology residual life analysis. This paper includes an example of applying it to the US patent data for 5 communications areas. Therefore, this logical concept can be applied usefully to determine the technology economic life and be expected to contribute to obtain credibility of technology valuation.


Supported by : 한신대학교