Patent Litigation Docket Reports Data

The Patent Litigation Dataset contains detailed patent litigation data on 74,623 unique district court cases filed during the period 1963-2015. OCE collected all of the data from the Public Access to Court Electronics Records (PACER) and RECAP, an independent project designed to serve as a repository for litigation data sourced from PACER. The final output datasets, provided in five different files, include information on the litigating parties involved and their attorneys; the cause of action; the court location; important dates in the litigation history; and descriptions of all documents submitted in a given case, which cover more than 5 million separate documents contained in the case docket reports.

A document describing these data is available and can be cited as: Marco, A., A. Tesfayesus, A. Toole (2017). “Patent Litigation Data from US District Court Electronic Records (1963-2015).” USPTO Economic Working Paper No. 2017-06. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2942295

The OCE developed these data files for public use and encourage users to identify fixes and improvements. Please provide all feedback to: EconomicsData@uspto.gov

Documentation

US District Courts Patent Litigation: Docket Reports Data 1963-2015

Data Files

Download full set of data files [.dta format (280 MB)][.csv format (274 MB)]

Download individual data files:

File Name 2015
cases DTA
3.13 MB
CSV
2.94 MB
names DTA
7.18 MB
CSV
6.92 MB
attorneys DTA
19.1 MB
CSV
28.4 MB
documents DTA
247 MB
CSV
233 MB
pacer_cases DTA
3.01 MB
CSV
2.34 MB

The direct download page is here.

Note: The DTA (Stata dataset) files are saved in the Stata-13 data file format.