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From interested novices to patent experts, the PatentsView community is a diverse group of people engaged in patenting, entrepreneurship, and innovation.  We encourage you to get involved in the discussion, stay up to date on recent news and events, and see how patent data is used in creative ways beyond PatentsView.

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  • The PatentsView database is current through March 12, 2019. All data are accessible through the web toolAPIquery builder tool, and bulk downloads.

  • The PatentsView database has been updated to fix an issue in the disambiguated locations affecting the August, October, and December 2017 updates. Locations of US cities with the same name in multiple states were being clustered incorrectly. The team reassigned those city/state pairs to the correct city/state pair. In addition, the team has implemented a quality assurance process to review the distribution of patents by city and state locations in order to prevent any recurrence of this issue.

  • PatentsView recently launched a Community Site to allow users to engage with each other and the PatentsView team. Contribute to the forum discussions, submit posts about data work, and give us your feedback.

  • New data fields are available through the API and bulk downloads. They include examiner information, PCT data, priority data, and other fields.

  • The PatentsView 2017 Workshop on Engaging User Communities was held on October 6, 2017 on USPTO campus. Learn more about the event.

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  • Six visualizations to describe aspects of patenting in the midwest region of the United States.

    Historically, the Midwest has been an industrial powerhouse in the United States. As we see from the map, patent activity is strong throughout all the states of the Midwest region. The top patent-producing entities are located in the vicinity of Detroit, Chicago and the Twin Cities of Minneapolis-St. Paul.  Still, the map shows additional innovation hotspots in St.

  • Forward citation compared to rejection use

    Christopher Anthony Cotropia, University of Richmond - School of Law and David L. Schwartz, Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law