2006 edition of data - GO HERE FIRST FOR NBER PATENT DATA – this is the most up-to-date version of the NBER data that I know about. Further inquiries should be directed to Iain Cockburn at Boston University, not to me.
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
PATSTAT – collection of patent documents worldwide, highly recommended.
Match of US Patents to CRSP 1926-2010 (from MIT and Indiana University researchers)
This website also contains a match to US Amadeus data, and some trademark 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.
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. “We don’t currently include
patent applications, international patents, or
Up-to-date bulk downloads available for a large range of USPTO data – take a look.
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.
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.
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