The USPTO PatentsView API allows developers to explore US intellectual property to discover people and companies of interest and to visualize trends and patterns in US innovation. The current version of the API offers data on patents granted through August 8, 2017. 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.