Contains detailed information on 4.4 million Office actions mailed from 2008 through June 2017 for 2.2 million publicly viewable patent applications. The data are sourced from the text of Non-Final Rejection and Final Rejection Office actions issued by patent examiners to applicants during the patent examination process. The data files include information on grounds for rejection raised, the claims in question, and pertinent prior art.
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Office Action Research Dataset for Patents contains detailed information derived from the Office actions issued by patent examiners to applicants during the patent examination process. The “Office action” is a written notification to the applicant of the examiner’s decision on patentability. It generally discloses the reasons for any rejections, objections, or requirements and includes relevant information or references that the applicant may find useful for responding to the examiner and deciding whether to continue prosecuting the application.
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