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Minimising Country Biases in Patent Value Statistics: a Closer Look at Forward Citations

Messinis, George and Nielsen, Jason (2010) Minimising Country Biases in Patent Value Statistics: a Closer Look at Forward Citations. In: The Pacific Rim Innovation Conference , 21-22 January, 2010, Melbourne Law School, The University of Melbourne, Carlton, Vic.. (Unpublished)

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The use of patent statistics to map innovative performance and technological progress of industries and nations has expanded rapidly in recent years. It is now established that triadic patents, as published by the OECD, minimize home bias effects seen in patent counts for international comparisons. However, biases in qualitative patent indicators have been largely neglected. We account for this by examining the effect of home bias, self citations, and the speed of knowledge flows on forward patent citations for drug patents published by the USPTO for the period 1980-2008. The analysis shows that when we adjust for citations from non-triadic patents the home bias in citations diminishes. The results also suggest that self citations and the age distribution of citations are important factors in explaining some of the cross-country differences in pharmaceutical citations.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
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Conference organized by the Intellectual Property Research Institute of Australia

Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID20952, patent citations, patent value, market value, technology, patents, IPRIA
Subjects: Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Centre for Strategic Economic Studies (CSES)
FOR Classification > 1402 Applied Economics
SEO Classification > 970114 Expanding Knowledge in Economics
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Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2013 20:57
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2013 20:57
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