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October 05, 2020 | Tom Ballard

Disruptive patents come from metro areas, majority of all types from suburbs

Do most patents come from metro areas or the suburbs? Well, the answer depends on the type of patent.

Research conducted by a Postdoctoral Researcher at The Ohio State University finds that the disruptive inventions that make people go “Wow!” tend to come from research in the heart of cities and not in the suburbs, while the majority of all patents come from innovations created in suburbs – often in the office parks of big tech companies like Microsoft and IBM.

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