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3 September 2021
I noticed that most articles in economic journals avoid to visualize the scores of patent rights indexes. But doing so is quite helpful to understand how patentability, compulsory licensing and patent terms have changed over time.
The following graphs are based on the widely used patent rights index by Park and colleagues. This index is available for 122 countries over 55 years and consist of five main categories:
coverage + membership + loss of rights + duration + enforcement Coverage A country has high coverage, according to the index, if it grants patents for formerly unpatentable „technologies“:
15 April 2020
I have bundled a few datasets mentioned in Alfred W. Crosby’s (2003) book “America’s Forgotten Pandemic” into an R package. In addition to Crosby’s data, I have also added data on non-pharmaceutical interventions by larger U.S. cities during the 1918 and 1919 outbreak from Howard Markel and colleagues.
The spanishflu package can be used to create figures similar to current COVID-19 figures.
This is a small example on how to do that: