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Using Patents in and for Research: An Expert’s View

Dr. Zeljko Tekic, guest speaker at the Skoltech seminar about patenting

Dr. Zeljko Tekic, guest speaker at the skoltech seminar about patenting

Ever thought how crucial it might be for researchers and entrepreneurs to base their assumptions about patents on complex data?


Whether you replied with a ‘yes’ or a ‘no’, join us as we host Dr. Zeljko Tekic for a seminar on «COMPLEX PHENOMENA IN INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT THROUGH THE LENS OF PATENT DATA».

When: August 7, 2014, 13.30 – 15.00

Where: Beijing-1 Auditorium, China cluster, Skolkovo School of Management


Quantum Patents are legal instruments and powerful business tools. At the same time patents are a unique and valuable source of technical, legal, business and public policy relevant information. The availability of all this information inside patents offers a full spectrum of possibilities for using them in research and practice in key areas of competitive intelligence, innovation and technology management.

The starting point of Dr. Tekic in using patents in research is the study on patent value under the strategy of threatening with litigation. The contribution in this field relates to understanding which patent characteristics make the threat of litigation more acute. It is based on unique empirical evidence about the monetization of 623 US patents. By regressing this exclusive and rare data on different sets of patent value indicators, he was able to outline a profile of patents most likely to accumulate high value under the new strategy.

To support this research,  researchers a software tool for competitive intelligence based on patent data, called PSALM. The established tool assembles patent data from publicly available databases, collects and analyses bibliographic parameters of patents but also does text mining. It enables visualizations of high as well as low-dimensional data. F

inally, as a part of his PhD research, Dr. Tekic has used patents and other primary sources of information to track patterns in the development of knowledge and related innovations in landline, mobile and smart phone industries over a long period of time. Based on recognized patterns he has developed a conceptual model – the House of Knowledge, which links concepts of knowledge creation and innovation into a meaningful system and advances our understanding about the knowledge – innovation interface.

In the seminar Dr. Tekic will briefly introduces the above mentioned research and results, offering a starting point for discussion about future plans in research, teaching and practice.

SPEAKER INTRODUCTION: Zeljko Tekic is an assistant professor at the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management at University of Novi Sad. He teaches subjects related to entrepreneurship, creative problem solving, innovation and technology management at bachelor and master level. Zeljko earned his PhD in engineering management at the Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad. He also holds an M.Sc. in Entrepreneurship from the University of Nottingham and an M.Sc. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of Novi Sad. Recently he was a postdoctoral scholar at the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering in Stuttgart and at Freie Universität Berlin.

His current research interests include the knowledge-innovation interface, patent valuation and patent data analysis, business intelligence, and youth entrepreneurship. He has published over 30 papers in refereed journals and international conferences. Zeljko is a head of the Faculty’s Center for Youth Entrepreneurship and a member of the University’s Intellectual Property Center. He successfully coordinated FP7 and TEMPUS projects.

* The Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) is a private graduate research university in Skolkovo, Russia, a suburb of Moscow. Established in 2011 in collaboration with MIT, Skoltech educates global leaders in innovation, advances scientific knowledge, and fosters new technologies to address critical issues facing Russia and the world. Applying international research and educational models, the university integrates the best Russian scientific traditions with twenty-first century entrepreneurship and innovation.

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