Patent Application Bibliographic Data (2009)

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Contains the bibliographic text (i.e., front page) of each patent application (non-provisional utility and plant) published weekly (Thursdays) organized by Calendar Year (January through December). Excludes images/drawings. This file is a subset of the Patent Application Data/XML Version 4.2 ICE (Text Only). The file format is eXtensible Markup Language (XML) in accordance with the Patent Application Version 4.2 International Common Element (ICE) Document Type Definition (DTD). Available on publication day (Thursdays). Approximately 2.7 MB per week (compressed). These product files are available at no charge from: No order/order form is required. This product includes an file for each week [where “yyyymmdd” is a Thursday publication date and “nn” is a two-digit, fixed-length number (with leading zero) representing the sequentially-numbered week of the year]. Within each weekly zip file are (3) files: ipabyyyymmdd.xml (Bibliographic information in XML ICE); ipabyyyymmddlst.txt (List of published patent application numbers in ascending order); and ipabyyyymmddrpt.html (Statistical/summary report). For more information about these files:

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Dataset Summary

  • Date Released: 15-Mar-2001
  • Date Updated: Thursdays
  • Time Period: Single date of official pre-grant publication (each Thursday)
  • Data Category Type: Raw Data Catalog
  • Frequency: weekly
  • Specialized Data Category Designation: Administrative

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This dataset was prepared by the government and is therefore in the public domain. There are no restrictions upon its use.