Recent scholarship has expanded the scope of analytical tools available to patent law researchers. The foundation of information theory published by Claude Shannon has been applied to textual analysis to determine the similarities of patents and to assess a patent’s value. This article presents a theoretical application of information theory to quantify lexical ambiguity and originality in innovation within patent law.
Schuster, W. Michael
"Information Theory and Patent Documents,"
Akron Law Review: Vol. 55:
2, Article 4.
Available at: https://ideaexchange.uakron.edu/akronlawreview/vol55/iss2/4