"The last decades have seen a significant increase in worldwide scientific publications, to about 1.5 million peer-reviewed science and engineering articles in 2008 produced by 218 countries – up from less than one million publications in 2000."
Consider 1.5 million peer-reviewed science and engineering articles and the hunt for prior art.
There has been much discussion on the use of patent citations to understand how knowledge moves among researchers and inventors and then out into the world of products and commerce - the spillover of knowledge from one domain to another.
Way Better Patents is working on new ways to use citations - patent and non-patent literature prior art references - to help you visualize how scientific publications and patents converge.
Please stay tuned.