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February 05, 2013 | Tom Ballard

Brookings report ties patents issued with a strong regional economy

The Brookings Institution just released a new report that is billed as “the first analysis of its kind to present patenting trends on a regional level from 1980 to 2012.” The link to the report is available at http://www.brookings.edu/research/interactives/2013/metropatenting. USA Today also published an article about the report drawing a strong correlation between the strength of a region’s economy and the number of patents issued. The article is available at http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2013/02/01/brookings-metro-patents-study/1880339/.