Data Visualization Patents

Published on September 23rd, 2015 | by Joshua New


Mapping Four Decades of Patent Data

The U.S. Patent and Trade Office (USPTO) has launched a data visualization tool called PatentsView that maps patent activity in the United States from 1976 to 2014. USPTO created PatentsView in collaboration with the Center for the Science of Science and Innovation Policy, a policy research organization, to allow users to explore trends in patent activity, such as how certain regions may be linked to patents related to certain technologies or who the most accomplished inventors are.

Take a look.

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Joshua New is a policy analyst at the Center for Data Innovation. He has a background in government affairs, policy, and communication. Prior to joining the Center for Data Innovation, Joshua graduated from American University with degrees in C.L.E.G. (Communication, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government) and Public Communication. His research focuses on methods of promoting innovative and emerging technologies as a means of improving the economy and quality of life. Follow Joshua on Twitter @Josh_A_New.

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