Below is a link to a folder that includes claims variables for patents granted from January 1976 through December 2021. If you use a variable with author information next to it, please cite the appropriate work. This folder includes eight different zip files. For ease of download and ease of importing, files are divided by patent number. File“claims_non_utility.tsv.zip” includes all non-utility patents. File“claims_5m.tsv.zip” includes all patents issued beginning January 1976 through patent number 5,000,000. File“claims_6m.tsv.zip” includes all patents between patent number 5,000,001 and patent number 6,000,000. Etc, etc.
Each file contains the following columns:
Number of words in shortest independent claim(Marco et al., 2019*)
Number of words in first independent claim(Kuhn and Thompson, 2019**)
Average number of words in all independent claims
Number of dependent claims
Number of independent claims(Marco et al., 2019*)
*Marco, A. C., Sarnoff, J. D., and deGrazia, C. A.W. 2019. Patent claims and patent scope. Research Policy, 48(9), pp. 1-17.
**Kuhn, J. M. and Thompson, N.C. 2019. How to Measure and Draw Causal Inferences with Patent Scope. International Journal of Economics and Business, 26(1), pp. 5-38.
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