Way to export patent data to XLS or CSV?
December 2, 2014 1:51 PM   Subscribe

I need to get some patent data (Pat Number, Issue Date, Main Claim, Abstract, Forward and Reverse References) from about 100 patents into excel. Is there a site that does this for free?

I've found two websites that can export data (Espacenet, Sumobrain) but Sumobrain was too limited and Espacenet was poorly formatted.

I don't have access to paid websites, and I found the extension Petapator didn't help.

How difficult would it be to make a Chrome extension or Firefox add-on that would copy the data from a USPTO page?
posted by Dipped Pretzels to Computers & Internet (2 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I'd start with the USPTO data dumps. Some of it is available now, and some is still paid-only. However, Google buys the dumps and republishes them for free, so if you can't get it directly from the PTO, you may be able to get it here.
posted by spacewrench at 2:35 PM on December 2, 2014

obtw, long ago I wrote GreaseMonkey and Perl scripts to interact with Public (or Private) PAIR. It's doable, but a fair amount of hassle unless you're a scripting wizard.
posted by spacewrench at 2:37 PM on December 2, 2014

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