Patenting activity in the food safety sector

Yeong Jae Kim, Kaye Husbands Fealing, Evgeny Klochikhin

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Research on science and technology policy has heavily relied on patent data. However, relatively few studies of food safety patent activity appear in scholarly literature. This paper provides a discussion on patents as a measure of new knowledge generation in the food safety sector. In so doing, there are inherent challenges to identifying a research taxonomy for this multidisciplinary area. To overcome these challenges, the paper uses a natural language approach that can be applied to other research areas where boundaries of fields are not well defined.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-36
Number of pages10
JournalWorld Patent Information
Early online date3 Sep 2018
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2018


  • Food safety
  • Patent
  • Machine Learning
  • Research Taxonomy

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