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What Do Patent Examiner Inserted Citations Indicate For A Region With Low Absorptive Capacity

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  • Azagra-Caro, Joaquín M.

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  • Fernández-de-Lucio, Ignacio
  • Perruchas, François
  • Mattsson, Pauline

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Most studies of patents citations focus on national or international contexts, especially contexts of high absorptive capacity, and employ examiner citations. We argue that results can vary if we take the region as the context of analysis, especially if it is a region with low absorptive capacity, and if we study applicant citations and examiner-inserted citations separately. Using a sample from the Valencian Community (Spain), we conclude that (i) the use of examiner-inserted citations as a proxy for applicant citations, (ii) the interpretation of non-patent references as indicators of science-industry links, and (iii) the traditional results for geographical localization are not generalizable to all regions with low absorptive capacity.

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Paper provided by INGENIO (CSIC-UPV) in its series INGENIO (CSIC-UPV) Working Paper Series with number 200808.

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Date of creation: 05 May 2008
Date of revision: 27 Apr 2010
Publication status: Published in Scientometrics, Agust 2009, Vol 80 Number 2, pages 441-455
Handle: RePEc:ing:wpaper:200808

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  1. García-Quevedo, José & Mas-Verdú, Francisco & Montolio, Daniel, 2011. "What type of innovative firms acquire knowledge intensive services and from which suppliers?," INGENIO (CSIC-UPV) Working Paper Series, INGENIO (CSIC-UPV) 201108, INGENIO (CSIC-UPV).
  2. José García Quevedo & Francisco Mas-Verdú & Jose Polo Otero, . "Which firms want PhDs? The effect of the university-industry relationship on the PhD labour market," Working Papers, Basque Institute of Competitiveness 2010R02, Basque Institute of Competitiveness.
  3. Azagra-Caro,Joaquín M. & Tur,Elena M., 2014. "Examiner amendments to applications to the european patent office: Procedures, knowledge bases and country specificities," INGENIO (CSIC-UPV) Working Paper Series, INGENIO (CSIC-UPV) 201406, INGENIO (CSIC-UPV).
  4. Azagra-Caro,Joaquín M. & Consoli,Davide, 2013. "Knowledge Flows and Public-Private Cooperation across National Contexts," INGENIO (CSIC-UPV) Working Paper Series, INGENIO (CSIC-UPV) 201304, INGENIO (CSIC-UPV).

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