NASA's Patents API gives users access to a dataset of NASA patents. This includes both held and pending patents. Possible queries include searches by name, status, patent number, patent expiration date, application information, and case number. NASA open data supports NASA’s scientists and engineers with information technology such as infusion, procurement, and future IT workforce development.
Fifteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories such as Genetics, Japanese, Astronomy, and Patents. Highlights today include several APIs for Japanese search engine Goo, and an API for accessing near-earth objects data from NASA. Here's a rundown of what's new.