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Wacky Patents Meet Economic Indicators

Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

We investigate whether standard indicators can distinguish between “wacky” patents and a control group. Forward citations are good predictors of importance. However, “wacky” patents have higher originality, generality and citation lags, suggesting that these indicators should be interpreted carefully.

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Original languageEnglish
JournalEconomics Letters
Volume113
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)131-134
ISSN0165-1765
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011

    Keywords

  • Patents, Patent Indicators, Quality Measurement

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