Dataset

NBER US Patent Citation Database

Added By Infochimps
  1. Description

[Taken verbatim from the above url]

These data comprise detail information on almost 3 million U.S. patents granted between January 1963 and December 1999, all citations made to these patents between 1975 and 1999 (over 16 million), and a reasonably broad match of patents to Compustat (the data set of all firms traded in the U.S. stock market).

These data are described in detail in

[Hall, B. H., A. B. Jaffe, and M. Tratjenberg (2001). “The NBER Patent Citation Data File: Lessons, Insights and Methodological Tools.” NBER Working Paper 8498.](http://papers.nber.org/papers/w8498.pdf)

ALL USERS OF THESE DATA SHOULD READ THIS PAPER, AND SHOULD CITE IT AS THE SOURCE OF THE DATA

The data are freely available below in two compressed (“.zip”) formats: SAS transport (.tpt) files and ASCII comma-separated variable (.csv) files. The program read_tpt.sas can be used to convert the .tpt files to native SAS data sets. Lines in the ASCII CSV files are terminated by the newline character “\n”. “CSV” stands for comma separated values. All values in the ASCII CSV files are separated by commas. In addition, the character values are enclosed by double quotes. The compression ratio for the compressed files is about 75%. The “.zip” files can be uncompressed with winzip or pkunzip. To check your ability to uncompress these files, download the small file compress.zip. The SAS “.tpt” files are transferable to other formats using software such as Stat/Transfer or DBMS/Copy

  1. Datasets
Description Documentation Data — Pkzipped
SAS .tpt ASCII CSV
Overview overview.txt
Pairwise citations data Cite75_99.txt Cite75_99.zip — (68 Mb) acite75_99.zip — (82 Mb)
Patent data, including constructed variables pat63_99.txt pat63_99.zip — (90Mb) apat63_99.zip — (56Mb)
Assignee names coname.txt coname.zip — (2Mb) aconame.zip — (2Mb)
Contains the match to CUSIP numbers match.txt match.zip — (130Kb) amatch.zip — (98Kb)
Individual inventor records inventor.txt inventor.zip — (98Mb) ainventor.zip — (82Mb)
Class codes with corresponding class names classes.txt
Country codes with corresponding country names countries.txt
Class, technological category, and technological subcategory
crosswalk
class_match.txt
Technological category and subcategory labels subcategory.txt subcategory.csv
SAS program to convert .tpt files to native SAS format read_tpt.sas

U.S. Patent Classification (USPC) System and the Standard Industrial Code (SIC) System

  1. Openness: OPEN
  • License: OK. (PD)
  • Access: yes. Good docs and open formats.
  • bulk: yes.