The USPTO OCE - Patent Examination Status Codes API provides developers with access to descriptions for 225 application status codes. These codes are used to populate the appl_status_code variable in the application dataset. This API is provided by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) as part of their Open Data Portal.
This article is part of a multi-part series about interesting APIs that were added to our directory during 2017. Big Data and Data Analytics APIs are covered in this segment. The APIs were chosen by our researchers, by popularity according to website traffic, and by mentions on social media.
Eighteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Recognition and Cryptocurrency. Highlights include the Google Poly API for access to 3D assets, and several APIs for querying United States patent information. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.