Data Download Tables

Table NameDescription# of RowsOrigin
application0.045 GBInformation on the applications for granted patent6,114,791raw
assignee0.012 GBDisambiguated assignee data392,640disamb
claim10.416 GBFull text of patent claims, including dependency and sequence86,415,009raw
cpc_current0.805 GBCurrent CPC classification data for all patents (applied retrospectively to all patents)30,803,091raw (from separate classification files)
cpc_group0.02 MBLookup table of current CPC groups656raw (from separate classification files)
cpc_subgroup5.118 MBLookup table of current CPC subgroups259,436raw (from separate classification files)
cpc_subsection0.003 MBLookup table of current CPC subsections127raw (from separate classification files)
foreigncitation0.633 GBCitations made to foreign patents by US patents20,703,512raw
government_interest0.003 GBRaw government interest statements on all patents (where available)122,888raw
government_organization0.003 MBOrganization names and related agency hierarchy parsed from the government interest statements on all patents (where available)137processed
inventor0.036 GBDisambiguated inventor data3,682,415disamb
ipcr0.255 GBInternational Patent Classification data for all patents (as of publication date)10,518,656raw
lawyer4.871 MBDisambiguated lawyer data163,762disamb
location3.247 MBDisambiguated location data, including latitude and longitude130,524disamb
location_assignee14.011 MBMetadata table for many-to-many relationships5,493,878disamb (linking table)
location_inventor52.898 MBMetadata table for many-to-many relationships14,286,655disamb (linking table)
mainclass0.002 MBLookup table of original USPC main classes (as of patent publication date)1,242raw
mainclass_current0.007 MBLookup table of current USPC main technology classes (applied retrospectively to all patents)532raw (from separate classification files)
nber0.104 GBNBER classification data for all patents up to May 20155,077,298raw (from separate classification files)
nber_category0.0 MBLookup table for NBER categories6raw (from separate classification files)
nber_subcategory0.001 MBLookup table for NBER subcategories37raw (from separate classification files)
otherreference2.336 GBNon-patent citations mentioned in patents (e.g. articles, papers, etc.)29,177,088raw
patent1.125 GBData on granted patents6,114,791raw
patent_assignee0.083 GBMetadata table for many-to-many relationships5,492,850disamb (linking table)
patent_contractawardnumber0.87 MBContract or award numbers parsed from the government interest statements on all patents (where available)132,766processed
patent_govintorg0.324 MBMetadata table with patent-to-organization relationships linked to the government_organization table141,422processed
patent_inventor0.098 GBMetadata table for many-to-many relationships14,281,512disamb (linking table)
patent_lawyer0.032 GBMetadata table for many-to-many relationships7,025,875disamb (linking table)
rawassignee0.355 GBRaw assignee information as it appears in the source text and XML files5,493,878raw
rawinventor0.763 GBRaw inventor information as it appears in the source text and XML files14,286,655raw
rawlawyer0.326 GBRaw lawyer information as it appears in the source text and XML files7,026,536raw
rawlocation0.697 GBRaw location data for inventors and assignees, as it appears in xml and text source files20,108,757raw
subclass0.396 MBLookup table of original USPC subclasses (as of patent publication date)265,338raw
subclass_current1.939 MBLookup table of current USPC subclasses (applied retrospectively to all patents)174,673raw (from separate classification files)
usapplicationcitation0.72 GBCitations made to US patent applications by US patents22,236,006raw
uspatentcitation2.438 GBCitations made to US granted patents by US patents84,508,523raw
uspc0.522 GBUSPC classification data for all patents20,868,391raw
uspc_current0.54 GBCurrent USPC classification data for all patents up to May 201522,271,739raw (from separate classification files)
usreldoc0.219 GBU.S. related documents (post-2005 patents only)6,660,685raw
wipo15.321 MBWIPO technology fields for all patents8,074,534raw (from separate classification files)
wipo_field0.001 MBLookup table of WIPO technology fields70raw (from separate classification files)

The PatentsView database is sourced from USPTO-provided text and XML data on published patent applications (2001-most recent update) and granted patents (1976-most recent update). The current PatentsView database MySQL dump is available for download, upon request. The patent applications database, which contains all granted and non-granted applications, is also available upon request. After March, 2016, the applications database will not contain the same inventor IDs as the PatentsView database. Only inventors on granted applications can be matched between the PatentsView and applications databases via a granted application ID.

This work was created through a government contract funded by the Office of Chief Economist in the US Patent and Trademark Office. Users are free to use, share, or adapt the material for any purpose, subject to the standards of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (

Attribution should be given to PatentsView ( for use, distribution, or derivative works.

From the PatentsView database, simple assignee and lawyer disambiguations are performed, and the patents are geocoded with a location-based disambiguation. Data are then fed into the inventor disambiguation algorithm in order to identify clusters of inventor names that are determined to be the same individual. Because the disambiguation of inventor identities is an ongoing effort, there are likely to be errors observable in the PatentsView data tables. The team welcomes feedback as we continue to improve our disambiguation methodology.

For more information, visit the Methods and Sources section of the website.