Bulk Patent Assignee Processing
USPTO Assignees Data
We would like to download and absorb data from this location on the USPTO website into our tables. The objective is to determine whether this dataset is better than the current version of our patent data (a combination of the data in the patent_2015 and patentdata databases.
Steps Followed to Extract the Data
Extracting Data from XML Files
All the historical USPTO data is available as XML files. Here is the tree structure for the XML files:
<patent-assignment> <assignment-record> <patent-assignors> <patent-assignees> <patent-properties> </patent-assignment>