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Patents and Trademarks

Patent Statistics and Raw Data

Most patent offices and agencies make their statistics available online:

The USPTO enables Google to provide the public with bulk downloads of patent and trademark data that can be read in applications. Coverage goes back to 1977 and the availability of formats varies by dates. Be sure to review the USPTO's policies on the use of its data.

Patent Landscapes

A patent landscape is an analysis of patent data that reveals business, scientific and technological trends. Landscape reports typically focus on a single industry, technology or geographic region. Use the following databases to locate patent landscape reports in the published literature. A good initial search strategy would include keywords such as "patent" and "landscape" and a term describing the technology, e.g. "solar."

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