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Claims Data is offered in two categories. Claims for patents granted before 2005 and after for patents granted in and after 2005. We make this distinction as a consequence of making certain improvements in parsing XML formatted USPTO provided bulk files. These improvements include improved mathematical formula parsing, retaining newlines in claim text and other improvements. Please review the updated data dictionary or reach out to contact@patentsview.org with any questions.

Claims Downloads (For patents granted from 2005 and later)

202089 MBUpdated: Aug 24, 2020 2019456.1 MBUpdated: Aug 24, 2020 2018434.1 MBUpdated: Aug 24, 2020 2017404.7 MBUpdated: Aug 24, 2020 2016389.5 MBUpdated: Aug 24, 2020
2015374.3 MBUpdated: Aug 24, 2020 2014374.9 MBUpdated: Aug 24, 2020 2013354.5 MBUpdated: Aug 24, 2020 2012327.3 MBUpdated: Aug 24, 2020 2011301.8 MBUpdated: Aug 24, 2020
2010309.1 MBUpdated: Aug 24, 2020 2009252.6 MBUpdated: Aug 24, 2020 2008225.7 MBUpdated: Aug 24, 2020 2007238.2 MBUpdated: Aug 24, 2020 2006255.3 MBUpdated: Aug 24, 2020
2005212.6 MBUpdated: Aug 24, 2020

Claims Downloads (For patents granted before 2005)


2004488.6 MBUpdated: Aug 24, 2020 2003493.9 MBUpdated: Aug 24, 2020 2002482.3 MBUpdated: Aug 24, 2020 2001475.6 MBUpdated: Aug 24, 2020 2000459.8 MBUpdated: Aug 24, 2020
1999444.9 MBUpdated: Aug 24, 2020 1998433.6 MBUpdated: Aug 24, 2020 1997357.7 MBUpdated: Aug 24, 2020 1996350.3 MBUpdated: Aug 24, 2020 1995 330 MBUpdated: Aug 24, 2020
1994 325.6 MBUpdated: Aug 24, 2020 1993 313.1 MBUpdated: Aug 24, 2020 1992 308.2 MBUpdated: Aug 24, 2020 1991 304.7 MBUpdated: Aug 24, 2020 1990 291.9 MBUpdated: Aug 24, 2020
1989 302.6 MBUpdated: Aug 24, 2020 1988 258.7 MBUpdated: Aug 24, 2020 1987 270.4 MBUpdated: Aug 24, 2020 1986 226.8 MBUpdated: Aug 24, 2020 1985 225.8 MBUpdated: Aug 24, 2020
1984 206.1 MBUpdated: Aug 24, 2020 1983 173.6 MBUpdated: Aug 24, 2020 1982 175.9 MBUpdated: Aug 24, 2020 1981 198.7 MBUpdated: Aug 24, 2020 1980 185.1 MBUpdated: Aug 24, 2020
1979 146.5 MBUpdated: Aug 24, 2020 1978 195.9 MBUpdated: Aug 24, 2020 1977 185.9 MBUpdated: Aug 24, 2020 1976 194.3 MBUpdated: Aug 24, 2020


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