Wacky Patents Meet Economic Indicators

D. Czarnitzki, K. Hussinger, C. Schneider

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)131-134
Number of pages3
JournalEconomics Letters
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011

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Czarnitzki, D., Hussinger, K., & Schneider, C. (2011). Wacky Patents Meet Economic Indicators. Economics Letters, 113, 131-134. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.econlet.2011.06.011