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Patent Grant Data Products

A patent grant is an intellectual property right granted by the U.S. Government to an inventor "to exclude others from making, using, offering for sale, or selling the invention throughout the United States or importing the invention into the United States" for a limited time in exchange for public disclosure of the invention when the patent is granted.

A patent grant document contains a patent number, title, inventor name, assignee, application number, filing date, prior publication date, foreign application priority data (if applicable), classification information, references cited, examiner and attorney information, abstract, specification, claims, and drawings.

Patent Grant Multi-Page Images (1790-current Calendar Year)

Contains the images of each patent grant issued weekly (Tuesdays) from July 31, 1790 to present in Tagged Image File Format (TIFF) Revision 6.0 with CCITT Group 4 Compression (multi-page TIFFs) from the USPTO USAPat optical disc product (discontinued 12/31/2011).

Also included are older grants that have new Certificates-of-Correction (C-of-C) and rescanned images of older patent grants. Each weekly file contains approx. 4,000 patent grants.

Approx. 6 GB (compressed) per week. Entire collection approx. 8 TB.

Available weekly (7-14 days after issue) for no charge:  http://patents.reedtech.com/pgmpi.php

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Patent Grant Single-Page Images (current Calendar Year)

Contains the images of each patent grant issued weekly (Tuesdays) from July 31, 1790 to present in Tagged Image File Format (TIFF) Revision 6.0 with CCITT Group 4 Compression (single-page TIFFs). Includes a separate weekly Certificates–of–Correction (C–of–C) file and a daily Certificates file. Each weekly file contains approx. 4,000 patent grants.

Approx. 6 GB (compressed) per week. Backfiles are approx. 10 GB (compressed). Entire collection approx. 8 TB.

(*An annual subscription for the current Calendar Year is available on blu-ray discs for $10,400. Contact ipd@uspto.gov for ordering information.)

 

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Patent Grant Full Text (1976-current Calendar year)

Contains the full text, images/drawings, and complex work units (tables, mathematical expressions, chemical structures, and genetic sequence data) of each patent grant issued weekly (Tuesdays). The file format is eXtensible Markup Language (XML) in accordance with the Patent Grant Version 4.3 or 4.4 International Common Element (ICE) Document Type Definition (DTD). Tables and sequence data are included using CALS markup. Mathematical expressions are included using MATHML markup and external Mathematica Notebook (NB) files. Chemical structures are represented by external CambridgeSoft Corp. ChemDraw (CDX) files and MDL Information Systems (MOL) files. Drawings, mathematical expressions, and chemical structures are also included as external Tagged Image File Format (TIFF) Revision 6.0 with CCITT Group 4 Compression image files.

Each weekly file contains approx. 4,000 patent grants. There can be an optional weekly Supplemental zip file that contains lengthy sequence listings (anything over 300 pages) or lengthy tables (anything over 200 pages).

Available for no charge:  http://patents.reedtech.com/pgrbfti.php   

Documentation:  http://www.uspto.gov/products/xml-retrospective.jsp

(*The data is also available for 1976-2001 on DVD-ROM  for $2,900. Additionally, an annual subscription for the current Calendar Year is available for $2,500. Contact ipd@uspto.gov for ordering information.)

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Patent Grant Full Text with Embedded Images (2001-current Calendar Year)

Contains the full text of each patent grant issued weekly (Tuesdays) in CY2013 (excludes images/drawings). The file format is eXtensible Markup Language (XML) in accordance with the Patent Grant Version 4.3 or 4.4 International Common Element (ICE) Document Type Definition (DTD). These files are a subset and concatenation of the Patent Grant Data/XML Version 4.3 or 4.4 ICE. Because of the concatenation of the individual XML documents, these files will not parse successfully or open/display by default in Internet Explorer. They also will not import into MS Excel. Each XML document within the file should have one start tag and one end tag. Concatenation creates a file that contains 4,000 plus start/end tag combinations. If you take one document out of the Patent Grant Full Text file and place it in a directory with the correct DTD and then double click that individual document, Internet Explorer will parse/open the document successfully. NOTE:  You may receive a warning about Active X controls. NOTE:  All Patent Grant Full Text files will open successfully in MS Word; NotePad; WordPad; and TextPad.

These product files (52 zip files totaling TBD GB - compressed) are available for no charge from:  http://patents.reedtech.com/pgrbft.php   

Documentation:  http://www.uspto.gov/products/xml-resources.jsp

 (*An annual subscription for the current Calendar Year is available on DVD-ROMS for $5,200. Contact ipd@uspto.gov for ordering information.)

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Patent Grant Bibliographic (1976-current Calendar Year)

Contains the bibliographic text (i.e., front page) of each patent grant issued weekly (Tuesdays) in CY2013 (excludes images/drawings). The file format is eXtensible Markup Language (XML) in accordance with the Patent Grant Version 4.3 or 4.4 International Common Element (ICE) Document Type Definition (DTD). These files are a subset and concatenation of the Patent Grant Data/XML Version 4.3 or 4.4 ICE (Text Only). Because of the concatenation of the individual XML documents, these files will not parse successfully or open/display by default in Internet Explorer. They also will not import into MS Excel. Each XML document within the file should have one start tag and one end tag. Concatenation creates a file that contains 4,000 plus start/end tag combinations. If you take one document out of the Patent Grant Bibliographic Text file and place it in a directory with the correct DTD and then double click that individual document, Internet Explorer will parse/open the document successfully. NOTE:  You may receive a warning about Active X controls. NOTE:  All Patent Grant Bibliographic Text files will open successfully in MS Word; NotePad; WordPad; and TextPad. Available on issue day (Tuesdays).

Approx. 5 MB per week (compressed).

These product files are available for no charge from: https://eipweb.uspto.gov/2014/PatentGrantBibICEXML.  

This product includes an ipgbyyyymmdd_wknn.zip file for each week [where "yyyymmdd" is a Tuesday issue date and "nn" is a two-digit, fixed-length number (with leading zero) representing the sequentially-numbered week of the year]. Within each weekly zip file are three (3) files: ipgbyyyymmdd.xml (Bibliographic information in XML ICE); ipgbyyyymmddlst.txt (List of patent grant numbers in ascending order); ipgbyyyymmddrpt.html (Statistical/summary report) 

Documentation:  http://www.uspto.gov/products/xml-resources.jsp

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Patent Grant OCR Text (1920-1979)

Contains patent grant text produced by an Optical Character Recognition (OCR) process using the U.S. Patent Grant Image data from January 1920 through December 1929 as input. The file format is modified Patent Full-Text/APS (a.k.a., modified Green Book), ASCII text.

Approx. 8 GB (compressed) available for no charge from:  http://patents.reedtech.com/pgocr.php

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