The role of patent in scientific communication to be...
Björn Hammarfelt, researcher at the Swedish School of Library and Information Science, investigates the role of the patent as a source of information.
Research about scientific publishing has often focused on publications in the form of articles or books. Patents and their role have previously been studied from an economic or legal perspective. Now researchers from several universities and organizations will study patents from an information science and historical perspective, to illustrate how they may have influenced the development of ideas in research.