ICYMI: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Introduces New Open Data Portal
The USPTO open data portal is divided into four different sections. The first section leads to patent and trademark datasets.
The second section demonstrates some of the amazing visualizations created using the patent and trademark datasets. In the third section, the USPTO is building a community around developers and other consumers of USPTO open data. I especially like the bulletin board-like user experience for developers to showcase their latest apps and visualizations.
The fourth section will be a library of APIs and is coming soon. If you click on the homepage icon, a PDF document [PDF, 666kb, 2 pages, April 2016] appears that displays the proposed layout of the API page: again, a good clean user experience design that will showcase the various APIs that USPTO has to offer. If the PatentsView API is any indication, the forthcoming USPTO APIs will provide great data with excellent documentation for both beginning and experienced developers.
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See Also: Patent office releases new open data portal (via Fedscoop)
See Also: Open Data: A New USPTO Tool Offers Exploration of 40 Years of U.S. Patent Data (September 15, 2015)
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.