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Annual Reports of the Commissioner of Patents Data

Version
1
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Andrews, Michael J. (National Bureau of Economic Research)
  • X, Sarada (University of Wisconsin)
  • Ziebarth, Nicolas L. (Auburn University)
Publication Date
2020-08-05
Description
  • Abstract

    This repository includes patent data constructed from the Annual Reports of the Commissioner of Patents and Annual Indices of Patents for the years 1870-1941.

    We construct and use this data in our paper "Changes in the Demographics of American Inventors, 1870-1940." For replication codes and patent data matched to the U.S. population census, see the project "American Inventors, 1870-1940" (https://doi.org/10.3886/E109970V2).

    The folder "Raw" contains .txt files OCRed from the Annual Reports. The folder "Parsed" contains .dta files with inventor and patent information parsed from these text files. READ_ME.txt explains the data in more detail.

    If you have questions, please contact Mike Andrews (mandrews@nber.org).
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    DOI: 10.3886/E120556
Publications
  • Sarada, Sarada, Michael J. Andrews, and Nicolas L. Ziebarth. “Changes in the Demographics of American Inventors, 1870–1940.” Explorations in Economic History 74 (October 2019): 101275. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eeh.2019.05.003.
    • ID: 10.1016/j.eeh.2019.05.003 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-08-06 | Issue Number: 1 | Registration Date: 2020-08-06

Andrews, Michael J.; X, Sarada; Ziebarth, Nicolas L. (2020): Annual Reports of the Commissioner of Patents Data. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E120556V1