NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Patent Value and Citations: Creative Destruction or Strategic Disruption?

David S. Abrams, Ufuk Akcigit, Jillian Popadak

NBER Working Paper No. 19647
Issued in November 2013

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We thank seminar and conference participants at the NBER Summer Institute IO and Intellectual Property Policy and Innovation group meetings, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Wharton, IP Scholars Conference (New York), American Law and Economics Association Conference (Nashville), Understanding Entrepreneurship Conference (Israel), Patent Conference (Chicago), Works in Progress Intellectual Property Conference (Newark), and particularly our discussants Josh Lerner and Sharon Belenzon. We also thank Daron Acemoglu, Nick Bloom, Bill Kerr, and Heidi Williams for very helpful discussions and suggestions. Salomé Baslandze provided excellent research assistance. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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