PatentsView

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PatentsView is a patent data visualization and analysis platform intended to increase the value, utility, and transparency of U.S. patent data. The initiative is supported by the Office of the Chief Economist in the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The PatentsView platform is built on a regularly updated database that longitudinally links patenting activity. Customized algorithms provide entity resolution on (i.e., disambiguates) inventors, organizations, and locations across pre-grant and granted patent publications; they provide gender attribution of inventors; and they provide statements of government interest on patents. Importantly, documentation clearly presents all methods and sources. The gender attribution algorithm supports a Gender and Innovation page that highlights research, data and visualizations, and recent news articles or blogs on women inventors.

PatentsView delivers U.S. patent data that is fully discoverable and exploitable by end users. The highly flexible API serves programmers and application developers. The bulk data download page allows users to work with the entire database in their preferred local environment. The search and download query builder enables users to identify and retrieve particular subsets of the database. The search and visualization interface provides the general public unique ways to interactively explore 40 years of U.S. patent data.

PatentsView uses data derived from USPTO bulk data files. These data are provided for research purposes and do not constitute the official USPTO record.

Updates from the PatentsView team

PatentsView’s new feature on gender and innovation next to a silhouette of two overlapped heads. Female symbol on red head, male symbol on blue head. Overlapped head area is in purple with unisex symbol.

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