Analysis of the origins of Intellectual Ventures patents
This code finds the original assignees and inventors for IV's patents, as well as other data, by looking up the patent IDs in Google's patent database. We use this metadata to ask how many of these patents were originally assigned to universities.
- IV patent portfolio (downloaded from IV website on September 23, 2016)
- US patents from portfolio with metadata (generated by code below)
- IV patents (US only) originally assigned to universities (generated by code below)
To run analysis, use patents_analysis.py script:
cd ./code python patents_analysis.py