The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has launched a beta version of its open data portal that works to provide a platform to access patent data and drive collaboration between application developers.
Bill Brantley, USPTO Global Intellectual Property Academy training administrator, writes in a post published Wednesday on DigitalGov the portal features patent and trademark datasets, data visualizations and a community for developers and consumers of USPTO open data.
A section that contains an application programming interface library is currently under development, Brantley added.
He noted that the patent and trademark data — including submitted trademark applications, state jobs data and the increasing number of green technology patent filings — can provide insights on business activity and the state of innovation in the U.S.
Brantley said the combination of data from the patent and trademark datasets, U.S. Census Bureau and Bureau of Labor Statistics can also guide approaches to boost innovation.