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Journal of technology management & innovation

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CHENG, Tien-Yuan. A New Method of Creating Technology/Function Matrix for Systematic Innovation without Expert. Journal of Technology Management & Innovation [online]. 2012, vol.7, n.1, pp.118-127. ISSN 0718-2724.

The technology/function matrix is comprised by specific technologies and functions, and through the technology/function matrix we can known what the technologies with functions have opportunities for innovation of product or technology. However, the technology/function matrix is very difficult to create, because the patents need to be read, analyzed and categorized into the technology/function matrix always more than hundreds or thousands. In this research, I propose a method to create a technology/function matrix just need to execute patent search without reading and analyzing patents. Through the proposed method anyone can create a technology/function matrix in a short time without experts’ help even if there are thousands of thousands of patents need to be read and analyzed.

Keywords : Technology/function matrix; patent map; patent search; patent classification; systematic innovation.

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