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PatentsView Connector

Intro

PatentsView  is a prototype patent data visualization and analysis platform intended to increase the value, utility, and transparency of US patent data. Domo's PatentsView connector provides access to longitudinal data and metadata on patents, inventors, geographic locations, etc. To learn more about the PatentsView API, visit their page (http://www.patentsview.org/api/doc.html).

You connect to your PatentsView account in the Data Center. This topic discusses the fields and menus that are specific to the PatentsView connector user interface. General information for adding DataSets, setting update schedules, and editing DataSet information is discussed in Adding a DataSet Using a Data Connector.

Prerequisites

None. This connector retrieves public data, so there is no need to enter account credentials. 

Connecting to Your PatentsView Account

This section enumerates the options in the Details panes in the PatentsView Connector page. The components of the other panes in this page, Scheduling and Name & Describe Your DataSet, are universal across most connector types and are discussed in greater length in Adding a DataSet Using a Data Connector.

Details Pane

This pane contains a primary Reports menu, along with various other menus which may or may not appear depending on the report type you select.

Menu

Description

Report

Select the PatentsView report you want to run. The following reports are available:

Assignees

Returns a list of all assignees.

CPC

Returns a list of all CPC (Cooperative Patent Classification) subsections.

Locations

Returns a list of all patent locations.

NBER

Returns a list of NBER (National Bureau of Economic Research) categories. 

Patents

Returns a list of patents.

USPC

Returns a list of USPC (United States Patent Classification) mainclasses. 

Query Type

Select your desired query type. 

  • No Filter. Select this option if you do not want to filter data using a query.

  • Query Builder. Select this option if you want help in building your query. A sample of template code will appear in the field below the options; all you need to do is fill in the gaps in the code with your desired filter criteria.

  • Manual Query. Select this option if you want to build your entire filter query yourself. 

Query

If you selected Query Builder as your Query Type, simply fill in the gaps in the code sample with your desired filter criteria.

If you selected Manual Query as your Query Type, enter your query here. 

An example of a manual query would be as follows:

('inventor_last_name' = 'Whitney' AND ('patent_title' TEXT_PHRASE 'cotton gin'))
OR
('inventor_last_name' = 'Heath' AND 'patent_title' TEXT_ALL 'COBOL')
AND
('patent_number' = '9616799'). 

In other words, the report will pull data ONLY if the inventors's last name is "Whitney" and the patent name is "cotton_gin" OR the inventor's last name is "Heath" and the patent title is "Cobol." In both cases, the patent number must also be "9616799."

Refer to the following links for respective reports for filter selection:

Fields

Select the category of fields you want to pull data from.

Date Filter

Select the date filter you want to apply to your report.

Duration 

Select whether you want to pull data for a specific date or a date range. 

Report Date 

Select whether the report data is for a specific date or for a relative number of days back from today. 

Select Specific Date 

Select the date for the report. 

Days Back

Enter the number of past days that should appear in the report.  

Start Date

Specify whether the first date in your date range is a specific or relative date. You select the last date in your range in End Date

End Date

Specify whether the second date in your date range is a specific or relative date. You select the first date in your range in Start Date.  

Select Specific Start Date

Select the first date in your date range. 

Select Specific End Date

Select the second date in your date range. 

Days Back to Start From

Enter the number of the farthest day back that should be represented in the report. Combine with Days Back to End At to create a range of represented days.

For example, if you entered 10 for Days Back to Start From and 5 for Days Back to End At, the report would contain data for 10 days ago up until 5 days ago.

Days Back to End At

Enter the number of the most recent day back that should be represented in the report. Combine with Days Back to Start From to create a range of represented days.

For example, if you entered 10 for Days Back to Start From and 5 for Days Back to End At, the report would contain data for 10 days ago up until 5 days ago.

Other Panes

For information about the remaining sections of the connector interface, including how to configure scheduling, retry, and update options, see Adding a DataSet Using a Data Connector.

FAQs

How often can the data be updated?

As often as needed.

Are there any API limits I should be aware of?

The results from the API will only have one level of hierarchy of subentities under the primary entity.