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dc.contributor.authorCzarnitzki, Dirken_US
dc.contributor.authorHussinger, Katrinen_US
dc.contributor.authorSchneider, Cédricen_US
dc.description.abstractThis study investigates whether standard patent measures for the importance and basicness of patents are able to distinguish between 'wacky' patents and a control group of randomly drawn patents. Our findings show that forward citations are good predictors of importance. However, the 'wacky' patents have higher originality, generality and average citation lags than the controls, which suggests that these indicators should be interpreted carefully.en_US
dc.publisherZentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung (ZEW) Mannheimen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesZEW Discussion Papers 11-044en_US
dc.subject.keywordpatent indicatorsen_US
dc.subject.keywordquality measurementen_US
dc.title'Wacky' patents meet economic indicatorsen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
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