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Here is content to support data set research of contemporary patented technologies, history of innovation, and commercial trademarks. Sources include retrospective patent data files from patent data aggregators to professional indexers. Data files cover broader geographic content, while specialized indexes favor regional and state inventors and similar historical subjects. Historic trademark content is also available.
The US Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) features a listing of multiple research datasets for patents and trademarks. Resources include contemporary data as well as historical patent data files. The USPTO also publishes a patent visualization resource known as PatentsView. It offers a visualization tool, a community collaborative, an API tool, a data query builder, and a bulk data downloader. See Links to USPTO Patent Statistics and Data Resources for a broader topical listing of patent and technology data visualization and analysis resources.
The European Patent Office (EPO) offers data for researchers containing innovation-related statistics often utilized in economic studies. The EPO also features bulk data sets for patents at its WIPO site. See the WIPO Manual on Open Source Patent Analytics for guidance on how to use patent analytics tools.
The Lens is another patent search visualization resources by Cambia. It offers open knowledge information such as biological sequence data and regulatory data from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Orange Book: Approved Drug Products with Therapeutic Equivalence Evaluations. The Patent Information Users Group (PIUG) offers a comprehensive listing of commercial Patent Analysis, Mapping, and Visualization Tools. Indiana University provides USPTO patent data mining via CADRE (Collaborative Archives & Data Research Environment) including a free tier to over 7 million patents since 1976. CADRE log in access options include numerous institutional/organizational partnerships as well as Google Gmail accounts.
Knowledge Bank of the Ohio State University offers an African American Patent Holders Database. It provides over 500 African American inventors listed with the number of inventions each has patented, a description of each invention, the patent number, date and year of each patent. This listing is presented in a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet and may be sorted by each of the criteria listed above except by date.
The Patent & Trademark Resource Center Association (PTRCA) offers a listing of historical, regional and specialized patent and trademark resources including some data set indexes. The USPTO offers historical roster books dating back to 1883, which could be used to determine which years an attorney or agent was registered to practice before the U.S. Patent Office.