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 ===
Corresponding tables are:
assignment-records : assignmentpatent-assignors : assignorspatent-assignees : assigneespatent-properties : properties
Additionally, for each file that is downloaded, there are some associated specs. All of these are stored in the PatentAssignment table.
Here is the DTD specified by the USPTO:
===Inserting Extracted Data into Tables ===
===Clean Up ===