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Inventor biography data linked to administrative data of the IAB (INV-BIO ADIAB)


contributors: Fabian Gaessler, M. Dorner, D. Harhoff, K. Hoisl and F. Poege

tags: patents, biography, inventors, EPO, Germany

timeframe: 1980-2014

description: We introduce the employer-employee inventor dataset INV-BIO ADIAB 1980-2014, which records complete biographies of more than 150,000 inventors in Germany between 1980 and 2014. This dataset tracks each inventor’s employment status and inventive output over time with high precision. Linked at the person level, the INV-BIO ADIAB data comprise about 150,000 inventors in Germany with daily information on their employment careers drawn from IAB data sources and detailed patent track records for inventions registered at the European Patent Office or the German Patent and Trademark Office, respectively. All inventors recorded in the INV-BIO ADIAB data filed at least one patent with the European Patent Office between 1999 and 2011 and were identified in the administrative labor market data of the IAB as employees and disambiguated using a combination of record linkage and machine learning methods.

last edit: Mon, 19 Jun 2023 16:48:01 GMT