Use Patterns of Aerospace Patent Services: A Research Survey of Aerospace Scientists and Engineers of Bangalore

Guruprasad, R and Marimuthu, P and Khaiser, Nikam (2012) Use Patterns of Aerospace Patent Services: A Research Survey of Aerospace Scientists and Engineers of Bangalore. International Journal of Management, IT and Engineering / Use Patterns of Aerospace Patent Services: A Research Survey of Aerospace Scientists and Engineers of Bangalore, 2 (8). pp. 515-542. ISSN 2249-0558

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    Abstract

    Electronic information resources like e-books, e-journals, e-databases, e-technical reports, e-conference proceedings and scholarly treatises are well known to the aerospace scientists and engineers. These are important sources of technological information to them. In addition to these, patent documents which are published by many patent offices across the world contain immense technological information. Generally, patents are overlooked as a very important information source. Actually, they constitute a rich source of information which is highly valuable in teaching a state of a given technological art, and thereby contribute to invention and innovation. This study is restricted to the geographic boundary of the city of Bangalore. The total percentage of responses usable from all the 16 aerospace organizations amounted to 89.7 percent. These responses were graded on a scale of 4 to 0, 4 representing ‘Daily’ and ‘0’ representing ‘Never’. The major findings that the authors would like to report in this paper are: Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) was applied for testing the significant difference among the 16 mean scores attained from the scientists and engineers of the aerospace organizations for ‘Free Aerospace Patent Services Regularly Referred for Research Work’. It is observed that all the 16 aerospace organizations show a significant difference (P < 0.05) in their mean scores viz., ‘‘The Institute of Engineering (IET)’, ‘ALTAR Aerospace Patents’, ‘BE Aerospace Patents’, ‘Franklin E Gibbs, Esq. Bigelow Aerospace Patents’, ‘Above Patents Aerospace Research’, ‘http://www.boeing.com’, ‘NAVAIR’, ‘http://www.patentsform.us/patents’,‘http://www.theengineer.co.uk/Search’, ‘STG Aerospace’, ‘Asia’s New High Tech Competitors’, ‘http://www.invention_protection.com/ip/publications/docs/Provisional_Patent_Applications_Pros_&_Cons.html’ and ‘Any other’ except for ‘www.freepatentsonline.com (P=0.090)’, ‘http://www.tmcnet.com (P=0.099)’, ‘Military and Electronics Forum (P=0.083)’ and ‘http://www.alcoa.com/global/en/innovation/paper_patents’

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Additional Information: A Joint Research Initiative of CSIR-NAL, Bangalore; University of Mysore, Mysore; and National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore, INDIA
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Electronic Information Resources, Use Patterns, Aerospace Scientists and Engineers, Aerospace Patent Services, City of Bangalore.
    Subjects: SOCIAL AND INFORMATION SCIENCES > Documentation and Information Science
    Division/Department: Knowledge & Technology Management Division, Other, Other
    Depositing User: Dr Ramachandran Guruprasad
    Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2012 16:05
    Last Modified: 24 Aug 2012 16:05
    URI: http://nal-ir.nal.res.in/id/eprint/10851

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