14 May 2019

Alan Marco, Georgia Tech, USA

Alan Marco, Georgia Tech, USA

Please join us for a webinar on Tuesday the 21st of May 2019 at 15:00 London time i.e. 16:00 Brussels time, 17:00 Athens time. The speaker is Alan C. Marco, Associate Professor, School of Public Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA. The title of the talk is “Patent Citations Reexamined".

The moderator will be Dr. Andreas Panagopoulos.This webinar is free and open to all. For more information please visit:

To participate and for further information, please contact Dr. Andreas Panagopoulos at least a day prior to the seminar.

Abstract: Many studies rely on patent citations to measure intellectual heritage and impact. In this article, we show that the nature of patent citations has changed dramatically in recent years. Today, a small minority of patent applications are generating a large majority of patent citations, and the mean technological similarity between citing and cited patents has fallen considerably. We replicate several well-known studies in industrial organization and innovation economics and demonstrate how generalized assumptions about the nature of patent citations have misled the field.

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