PatentsView: An Open Data Platform to Advance Science and Technology Policy

12 Pages Posted: 30 Jun 2021

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Andrew Toole

United States Patent and Trademark Office

Christina Jones

American Institutes for Research

Sarvothaman Madhavan

American Institutes for Research

Date Written: June 2021

Abstract

What are the connections between science and improvements in economic and social outcomes that drive the “value” of science? Most of the time, these connections are circuitous, varied, diffuse, and opaque. Patent data offer an opportunity to expose new connections between science and technology as well as exposing links to downstream economic and social outcomes. The PatentsView open data platform performs data preparation, visualization, and adds helpful features to USPTO’s administrative data. PatentsView is fundamentally a free “intermediate good” that provides the needed materials for researchers, policymakers, and students to conduct their own analyses, make their own linkages, and derive their own insights. This paper provides a quick tour of the PatentsView platform.

Keywords: Patent data, big data, data science, innovation, science and technology policy

JEL Classification: O30, O34, C81

Suggested Citation

Toole, Andrew A and Jones, Christina and Madhavan, Sarvothaman, PatentsView: An Open Data Platform to Advance Science and Technology Policy (June 2021). USPTO Economic Working Paper No. 2021-1, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3874213 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3874213

Andrew A Toole (Contact Author)

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Christina Jones

American Institutes for Research

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Sarvothaman Madhavan

American Institutes for Research ( email )

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