Patent Citation Inflation: The Phenomena, Measurement Methods, and Proposed Solutions Based on Relative Citation Indicators

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Patent Citation Inflation: The Phenomena, Measurement Methods, and Proposed Solutions Based on Relative Citation Indicators

Type: Article in monograph or in proceedings
Title: Patent Citation Inflation: The Phenomena, Measurement Methods, and Proposed Solutions Based on Relative Citation Indicators
Author: Lin Z.Ying H.Lixin C.
Journal Title: STI 2018 Conference Proceedings
Start Page: 1072
End Page: 1082
Publisher: Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS)
Issue Date: 2018-09-11
Keywords: Scientometrics
Abstract: Over the last forty years, the USPTO annually has granted an increasing number of patents with a great large number of references to other patents. Such an increase in the number of references has led to serious patent citation inflation in the period. In the article, we present some formulas used to calculate citation inflation rates, and propose some solutions based on relative citation indicators to amend, improve and complement some traditional citation theories and patent evaluation approaches. The results of this research on patent citation inflation confirm the abilities of the new established indicators, measurement methods, and proposed solutions based on relative citation indicators.
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/65204
 

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