IMPORTANT: For a useful catalog of innovation data, go to the Innovation information initiative website, which supersedes some of the information below and adds much more.
NBER patent data
2006 edition of data - GO HERE FIRST FOR NBER PATENT DATA – this is the most recent version of the NBER data, but it is somewhat out of date. You are strongly advised to investigate the patent data available on the Innovation Information Initiative website instead.
Some additional files for the 2006 edition on my website
1999 NBER patent data files (Hall, Jaffe, and Trajtenberg 2002 version)
Other patent data:
Chilean IP firm data from WIPO-INAPI project, from Maria-Jose Abud, Carsten Fink, Bronwyn H. Hall, and Christian Helmers (2013).
PATSTAT – collection of patent documents worldwide, curated by EPO and OECD, highly recommended.
Match of US Patents to CRSP 1926-2010, Leonid Kogan, Dimitris Papanikolaou, Amit Seru, and Noah Stoffman
This website also contains a match to US Amadeus data, and some trademark information.
Japanese Patent Office Data from IIP - The new IIP Patent database, produced under the supervision of Akira Goto and Kazuyuki Motohashi. Data on 9 million applications and 2.7 million registrations (grants) from the early 20th century to January 2004. Includes citations and owner information.
Match of Chinese patent data to firm names by Zilin He, Tony Tong, and Yuchen Zhang – this project is a match of SIPO patents to firms in China’s ASIE 1998-2009 (“the census data”). Utility, invention, and design patents are included in separate files. It covers the years 1998-2009.
Data on inventors from US patents, 1975-2010 with name disambiguation, by Ronald Lai, Alexander D'Amour, and Lee Fleming.
News and information sites:
Written Description Blog for research paper summaries
Patent blog of Dennis Crouch for US patent news
IPKat blog and newsletters for international patent news
Google Patent Search covers the entire collection of patents made available by the USPTO—from patents issued in the 1790s through those issued in the middle of 2006. They also include international offices. BHH note: some patents appear to be missing (e.g., 3930271, issued Jan 6 1976, the first one in the computerized data base).
Full text search for patents from 1976. Patents from 1790 through 1975 are searchable only by Issue Date, Patent Number, and Current US Classification.
The European Patent Office’s search site, which includes applications and grants from the EPO, WIPO, and worldwide.
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