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Office Action Citations API (beta)

Metadata Updated: July 15, 2022

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 examiners 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. This API allows for retrieval of citation data from 4.4 million Office actions mailed during the 2008 to mid-2017 period from USPTO examiners to the applicants of 2.2 million unique patent applications. It uses information derived from citations referenced on the Form PTO-892, Form PTO-1449, and text of Office Actions.

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: See this page for license information.

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Metadata Created Date July 15, 2022
Metadata Updated Date July 15, 2022
Data Update Frequency R/P1Y

Metadata Source

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Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date July 15, 2022
Metadata Updated Date July 15, 2022
Publisher Open Data Portal/Developer Hub Team
Identifier ODP-OAC-API
Data First Published 2018-03-01
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2021-12-10
Primary IT Investment UII
Category uspto, patent, patent application, office actions, citations, api
Public Access Level public
Data Update Frequency R/P1Y
Bureau Code 006:51
Metadata Context
Schema Version
Catalog Describedby
Data Quality True
Format api
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Harvest Source Id bce99b55-29c1-47be-b214-b8e71e9180b1
Harvest Source Title Commerce Non Spatial Data.json Harvest Source
Homepage URL
Program Code 006:070
Publisher Hierarchy U.S. Federal Government > Department of Commerce (DOC) > U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) > Open Data Portal/Developer Hub Team
Related Documents,
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash 592d93de7764bd3bae8865b525bd25640566c681
Source Schema Version 1.1
System of Records
Temporal 2008-01-01/2017-06-30

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