TECHNOLOGICAL MONITORING OF RENEWABLE ENERGY BY PATENT DOCUMENTS DEPOSITED IN BRAZIL
With the growing demand for electricity are remarkable countries investments in increased use of renewable energy.Once these have been widely discussed in view of recent environmental concerns. The aim of this study is to perform a technological monitoring of renewable energy through patent documents filed in Brazil. For this, we used as a methodology analyze of patent documents extracted of database from the National Institute of Industrial Property of Brazil, of LATIPAT and Patentscope. The highest number of deposits was recorded in 2007 for the base from National Institute of Industrial Property and LATIPAT, and in 2011 for Patentscope. The international classification was most abundant was F03B, There was a widespread distribution among depositor.