Comprehensive Patent Data of the German Democratic Republic (1949-1990)

Version 1.0, published: Oct. 6, 2022

Metadata only

Ann Hipp


Main category: GDR research
Additional categories: Economic History
Michael Fritsch, Maria Greve, Jutta Günther, Ann Hipp, Marcel Lange, Christian Liutik, Beate Pfeifer, Mariia Shkolnykova, Michael Wyrwich (2022): Comprehensive Patent Data of the German Democratic Republic (1949-1990), v. 1.0, Discuss Data, <doi:10.48320/828C8BA3-F12F-43CA-A304-E1EEDB2A38D8>.

Description

This paper documents the generation and the content of the Comprehensive Patent Database (CPDB) of the German Democratic Republic (GDR) (1949-1990), Version 1.1, which is freely available at GESIS https://doi.org/10.7802/2448. The core database covers the years 1950 to 1990 and contains 24 variables with manually cleaned and processed information on a total of 261,822 unique patents of the GDR.

Countries

GDR

Keywords

Patent Data German Democratic Republic Invention Innovation Economy

Language of data

English German

Disciplines

Economic History Economics