Blog by Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO Michelle K. Lee
Making patent data accessible to the public has been a cornerstone
of this agency’s policy since its inception. I’m pleased to announce yet
another step we’ve taken at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to
make such data even easier for the public to understand and use, namely
the addition of new features to our patent data visualization and
analysis tool, PatentsView.
First launched in 2014, PatentsView provides the public a variety of
ways to interactively engage, through a web-based platform, the
highest-quality patent data available. The underlying database connects
40 years’ worth of information about inventors, their organizations, and
their locations in unprecedented ways. PatentsView is a key component
of our open data efforts to improve the accessibility, usability, and transparency of U.S. patent data......
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