The USPTO OCE - Patent Litigation Cases API provides access to detailed data on 74,623 unique patent litigation district court cases filed from 1963 to 2015. This data was collected from Public Access to Court Electronics Records (PACER) and RECAP. 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.