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de Rassenfosse, G., Dernis, H. & Boedt, G., 2014. "An introduction to the Patstat database with example queries". Australian Economic Review 47(3), 395-408.
This article provides an introduction to the Patstat patent database. It offers guided examples of 10 popular queries that are relevant for research purposes and that cover the most important data tables. It is targeted at academic researchers and practitioners who are willing to learn the basics of the database.
Keywords: patent count; patent indicator; patent statistics; Patstat; MySQL
JEL classification: O30
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