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Patent Litigation Docket Report Data Files for Academia and Researchers (1963 - 2016)

Metadata Updated: July 15, 2022

Contains detailed U.S. District Courts patent litigation data on 74,623 unique court cases filed during the period 1963 - 2016. The data was collected from the Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) and RECAP as sources for all of the content. The final output datasets, provided in five different files, include information on the litigating parties involved and their attorneys; the cause of action; the court location; important dates in the litigation history; and, covering over 5 million document level information from the docket reports, descriptions of all documents submitted in a given case.

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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

Harvested from Commerce Non Spatial Data.json Harvest Source

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date July 15, 2022
Metadata Updated Date July 15, 2022
Publisher Office of the Chief Economist (OCE)
Identifier OCE-PT-00004
Data First Published 2016-12-29
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2021-12-10
Primary IT Investment UII
Category patent, patent grant, patent application, litigation, court, dockets, dta, csv
Public Access Level public
Data Update Frequency R/P1Y
Bureau Code 006:51
Metadata Context
Schema Version
Catalog Describedby
Data Quality True
Format csv
Harvest Object Id 9efbec7c-82cd-4cc6-9cda-6084b8eac0ff
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) > Office of the Chief Economist (OCE)
Related Documents
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash db636dbfddb8000b14852d5fac475dfe4d9117a4
Source Schema Version 1.1
System of Records
Temporal 1963-01-01/2016-12-31

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