Faculty Advisor

Heinricher, Arthur C.

Faculty Advisor

Ma, Y. H.


This report prepared to Technology 2800 (TC2800) of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, provides information collected from a study of economic indicators and their associations with the numbers of patent applications. Research and Development spending and Gross Domestic Product are examined using the actual numbers and specific growth at the art unit level. Based on these results and observations, recommendations are then made on how to enhance these tests and avoid problem areas.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2000

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Mathematical Sciences

Advisor Department

Chemical Engineering