===How to run Perl Scripts to extract Patent Data===
1) If you're on a Mac and you'd like to run this from your terminal, you can map the network drive to your computer (instructions can be found under Help for New Staff scroll down to the "Working with the infrastructure and click on the link to "How to Map the network drive) 2) If you're really curious about how to install and run perl programs, see this link (https:// www. thoughtco. com/how-to-install-and-run-perl -2641103). However, perl is already installed for you to use. Just open a command line and type perl scriptname. pl to run a perl program (but you need to get onto the bulk drive and change directories to the appropriate directory to run perl scripts you need to download patent-related data - see below for how to do that). 3) Now it's time to download the data so it can be parsed.
====For the Main Patent Data====