LENS, new source of information and scientific evaluation: Discovering the relationships between academic works and world patent literature

« What is the Lens
The Lens is an open global cyberinfrastructure to make the innovation system more efficient and fair, more transparent and inclusive.
The Lens is building an open platform for Innovation Cartography. Specifically, the Lens serves nearly all of the patent documents in the world as open, annotatable digital public goods that are integrated with scholarly and technical literature along with regulatory and business data. The Lens will allow document collections, aggregations, and analyses to be shared, annotated, and embedded to forge open mapping of the world of knowledge-directed innovation. Ultimately, this will restore the role of the patent system as a teaching resource to inspire and inform entrepreneurs, citizens and policy makers. (…) »