The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) recently announced a new data source available for search in their release, “New USPTO Tool Allows Exploration of 40 Years of Patent Data.”

The USPTO launched PatentsView, a new patent data visualization platform. The PatentsView beta search tool allows users to explore technological, regional, and individual-level patent trends via search filters with multiple viewing options. The database links inventors, their organizations, locations, and overall patenting activity using enhanced 1976-2014 data from public USPTO bulk data files.

Melody K. Smith

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