Wacky Patents Meet Economic Indicators

Dirk Czarnitzki, Katrin Hussinger, Cédric Schneider

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Abstract

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.
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.
LanguageEnglish
JournalEconomics Letters
Volume113
Issue number2
Pages131-134
ISSN0165-1765
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011

Keywords

  • Patents
  • Patent Indicators
  • Quality Measurement

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Czarnitzki, Dirk ; Hussinger, Katrin ; Schneider, Cédric. / Wacky Patents Meet Economic Indicators. In: Economics Letters. 2011 ; Vol. 113, No. 2. pp. 131-134
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Wacky Patents Meet Economic Indicators. / Czarnitzki, Dirk; Hussinger, Katrin; Schneider, Cédric.

In: Economics Letters, Vol. 113, No. 2, 2011, p. 131-134.

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Czarnitzki D, Hussinger K, Schneider C. Wacky Patents Meet Economic Indicators. Economics Letters. 2011;113(2):131-134. Available from, DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2011.06.011