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The historical_masterfile contains micro-level application, NBER sub-category, and prosecution data on 2.2 million patent applications filed from 1981 to 2014 and 8.9 million patents issued through 2014.
Contains four research datasets containing time series and micro-level data by National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) technology sub-category on applications, grants, and in-force patents spanning two centuries of innovation. For more information: https://www.uspto.gov/learning-and-resources/ip-policy/economic-research/research-datasets
The monthly file contains a monthly count of applications, issued patents, and in-force patents by application status, disposal type (abandoned, issued, or pending), and NBER sub-category from 1981 to 2014.
Contains the images of USPTO Petition Decisions from the USPTO Image File Wrapper (IFW) System, one of the components of the USPTO Public Patent Application Information Retrieval (PAIR) System. The images are Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF). The IFW Petition Decisions are organized by an eight digit patent application number (two digit series code plus a six digit application number) ascending.