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For nearly a century Walter Christaller's Central Place Theory has served as a guiding framework in studies in economic geography. What began as a means for analyzing the disbursement of

For nearly a century Walter Christaller's Central Place Theory has served as a guiding framework in studies in economic geography. What began as a means for analyzing the disbursement of goods and services has grown into a methodology that encompasses a wide variety of phenomena including industrial location, spatial arrangement and innovative capacity. The aim of this paper is to use this conception on "central places" as a means of exploring the geographic alignment of patent classes, as they function within the existing urban hierarchy of the U.S.

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