Patent Design Main Page
|Patent Design Main Page|
|Project Title||Patent Design Main Page|
|Owner||Shelby Bice, Joe Reilly, Oliver Chang|
|Has project status||Active|
|Is dependent on||Reproducible Patent Data, USPTO Patent Litigation Data, Small Inventors Project|
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This is the main page for all the research, work, and design that has been put into working with the patent date. Currently, as of Fall 2017, Oliver Chang, Joe Reilly, and Shelby Bice are working on designing new patent and assignment databases (Shelby), creating a new parser and scripts to pull and parse the data (Oliver), and identifying all the paths within the XML files that lead to data that should be included in the databases(all three).
There has been lots of work on storing information about the patents in databases, including methods of cleaning the data, what data should be included, etc. Some of it is obsolete and some of it is incorrect. Generally, the newer pages are going to be the most relevant, but it can be helpful to see what is done in the past, especially since some methodology (like the cleaning the data) hasn't changed that much.
Work (likely finished): Identified paths within the XML examples for utility, reissue, plant, and design patents, for versions 4.0-4.5, from E:\McNair\Projects\SimplerPatentData\data\examples\granted. Only the granted folder was done. Initially, some xpaths were saved in E:\McNair\Projects\SimplerPatentData\data\examples\Patent Schema Reconciliation as a text file also. Xpaths identified for the following nodes:
NPL CITATION NUMBER
CITATIONS DOC NUMBER
Most recent work (Redesigning the whole patent database and assignment database): This project page details my design for a new patent database and a new assignment database. http://mcnair.bakerinstitute.org/wiki/Redesign_Assignment_and_Patent_Database
Older work when we were going to modify the database: http://mcnair.bakerinstitute.org/wiki/Redesigning_Patent_Database It has a lot of information on the methodology we tried to use before to update the database, including our frustration with the perl scripts that pulled and parsed, the data, which eventually led to Oliver Chang writing new scripts for us.
This was done by a former McNair Center intern and subsumed by my current project. It includes information on how the assignment database should be formatted: http://mcnair.bakerinstitute.org/wiki/Patent_Assignment_Data_Restructure
Here are some somewhat outdated pages describing aspects of the patent data:
- http://mcnair.bakerinstitute.org/wiki/Patent_Data - this page details the purpose for the patent data and the original sources for the patent data. For the current work being done, we are only pulling data from the USPTO.
- http://mcnair.bakerinstitute.org/wiki/Patent - overview of old schema for one of the patent databases. Not very helpful besides seeing what the tables were broken down into
- http://mcnair.bakerinstitute.org/wiki/Patent_Data_Processing_-_SQL_Steps - originally, patent data came from two sources - the Harvard Dataverse and the USPTO. Because of this, a lot of work had to be done to merge the two datasets after they had been parsed and format them into tables. This page provides details on that process, including the SQL scripts for creating tables and inserting the patent data into them.
- http://mcnair.bakerinstitute.org/wiki/USPTOAssigneesData - old schema for assignment database. This has been subsumed by my current design for an assignment database
- http://mcnair.bakerinstitute.org/wiki/Patent_Assignment_Data_Restructure - this details the process for cleaning up patent data and restructuring it (parsing addresses from long address strings, for example)
- http://mcnair.bakerinstitute.org/wiki/Patent_Data_Issues - this lists some old issues with the older patent database. Might be a good resource in the future for cleaning the data in the new database, since some of the same problems might arise