As Pure users, researchers at Aalborg University can present and communicate patents via the VBN Research Portal. Patents are recorded as research publications and are also included in The Bibliometric Research Indicator. As the patenting process can take up to several years, the patent is registered while it is still a patent application.
Patents in Pure
Patents are recorded in Pure when:
- It is a basic patent i.e. a unique invention.
- The patent application is published in one of the publicly available patent databases with a link, for example in:
- The priority date and a publication date are stated and can be added to the record.
Patents with more than one patent number (patent family) are recorded in Pure:
- The patent family is registered in one record.
- The patent numbers of the patent family are registered in the bibliographic note.
Patents and BFI
Patents trigger BFI points when:
- It is a basic patent - i.e. the unique invention.
- The first time the patent is registered in a database.
The patent does NOT trigger BFI points when:
- The same patent is registered again and again in different databases.