Join us to learn more about the challenge of inventor disambiguation (distinguishing inventors with the same name from each other within data sets) and our collaborative efforts to develop solutions to this problem. Experts in patent data, open data, science, and innovation will showcase novel approaches for differentiating inventors with the same name across nearly 40 years of U.S. patent data. Teams will present their new algorithms, which were submitted to a panel of judges prior to the event. The winning team’s algorithm will be integrated into a newly-developed web tool called PatentsView and made available to the public.
PatentsView is a prototype web tool that will launch this month. Users can search data as far back as 1976 by patent titles and types, inventors, assignees, patent classes, locations and dates. Each search includes graphic illustrations such as charts and maps. These data visualizations quickly reveal concentrations of patent activity and trends. PatentsView is just one component of a much broader agency-wide open data initiative at the USPTO. We seek to improve the discoverability, accessibility, and usability of the public’s valuable patent and trademark information.
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|8:30 - 9:00||Registration|
|9:00 - 9:15|
|9:15 – 9:30||Introduction to PatentsView and the workshop goals Alan Marco, Chief Economist, USPTO|
|9:30 – 12:30||Research Team Presentations (presenter in bold)|
New approaches to inventor disambiguation
|12:30 – 1:30||Lunch – USPTO Cafeteria|
|1:30 – 2:30|
|2:30 – 3:00|
|3:00 – 4:00||Open Data and Data Science for Government|
|4:00 – 5:00||Meet & greet with research teams and attendees|