Intellectual Property Volume Snowball Metrics Agreement v1



This standard information agreement specifies the information elements needed to calculate and communicate the number of patents that are filed and granted, the number of active patents, and the number of licenses.

Input Reference

The original input reference to this standard information agreement is the Snowball Metrics Recipe Book, page 93.

Question Set

See input reference.

Answer Set

The following specifies the expected contents of a data report compliant with this standard information agreement.

Records Structure

The following table outlines the agreed information elements need to produce a standard report on Intellectual Property Volume at the institution. For each record of a item of IP the following elements are included.

Information Element Definition Format Requirement
Patent/Date Issued Must
Patent/Date Requested Must
Patent/Date of Term End Must
License/Date Issued Must
Institution An organization with a primary role of performing research.
Institution/ID Type The nominal type of unique ID used for a research-performing organization. List (Org ID Types) Should
Institution/Other ID Type A keyword for a type of organization identifier not covered in a standard classification. Text Should
Institution/ID The unique identifier of a research-performing organization. Text Should
Institution/Name The full name of a research-performing organization. Text Must
Institution/Country The country of a research-performing organization. List (Countries) Must
Institution/FTE Count Number of Full Time Equivalents at the Institution in the referenced financial year. Number Must

Lists/Vocabularies Used

The following agreed vocabularies (or Lists) are used in the above information elements.

List/Vocabulary Values Defintion
Org ID Types

Formal Schema

A formal CASRAI XSD schema for this standard information agreement is available here.