TheÂ U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has launched aÂ beta version of itsÂ open data portal that Â 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 WednesdayÂ on DigitalGov the portal featuresÂ 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.
HeÂ noted that the patent and trademark data — including submittedÂ trademark applications, state jobs data and the increasing number of green technology patent filings — can provide insights on business activity andÂ the state of innovation in the U.S.
Brantley said the combination of data from the patent and trademark datasets, U.S.Â Census Bureau and Bureau of Labor StatisticsÂ can also guide approaches to boost innovation.