|USPTO Bulk Downloads: Patent Petition Decisions|
This page contains information about two sets of documents. The first set is TIFF images of petition decisions that have been provided to Google by the USPTO and which Google is hosting unchanged. The second set is petition decisions bundled into large virtual books by the USPTO and OCRed by Google to extract the plain text of the documents where possible. These books are available for download as images plus OCRed plain text, and also directly through Google Book Search.
These data sets are no longer being updated as of 2015. Please visit the USPTO's Electronic Bulk Data Products site for access to the latest downloads.
USPTO IFW Petition Decisions (TIFF images): SeriesCode04, SeriesCode05, SeriesCode06, SeriesCode07, SeriesCode08, SeriesCode09, SeriesCode10, SeriesCode11, SeriesCode12, SeriesCode29, SeriesCode60, SeriesCode61, SeriesCode90, SeriesCode95, UnitedStates, International.
Images of Petition Decisions from the USPTO Image File Wrapper (IFW) System, one of the components of the USPTO Public Patent Application Information Retrieval (PAIR) System. Petitions may be made to the Director of the USPTO according to the Code of Federal Regulations 37 section 1.181.
The IFW Petition Decisions are organized by an eight digit patent application number (two digit series code plus a six digit application number) ascending. See Table 1. Each zip file contains TIFF image file(s) and a “metadata.xml” file associated with the TIFF image(s) in the zip file. The images are Tagged Image File Format (TIFF) Revision 6.0 with CCITT Group 4 Compression (single-page TIFFs).
Index: 20100804IFWPetitionDecisions.csv. The "Document Code" column in the index can be understood by reading the Document Description List.
|02||Filed prior to January 1, 1948|
|03||January 1, 1948 through December 31, 1959|
|04||January 1, 1960 through December 31, 1969|
|05||January 1, 1970 through December 31, 1978|
|06||January 1, 1979 through December 31, 1986|
|07||January 1, 1987 through January 21, 1993|
|08||January 22, 1993 through January 20, 1998|
|09||January 21, 1998 through October 23, 2001|
|10||October 24, 2001 through November 30, 2004|
|11||December 1, 2004 through December 5, 2007|
|12||December 6, 2007 through Current|
|60||Provisional Application – Filed prior to October 24, 2007|
|61||Provisional Application – Filed on or after October 24, 2007|
|90||Ex parte reexamination - Any person may, at anytime during the period of enforceability of a patent, file a request for an ex parte reexamination by the Office of any claim of the patent on the basis of prior art patents or printed publications cited under § 1.501.|
|95||Inter partes reexamination - Except as provided for in § 1.907, any person other than the patent owner or its privies may, at anytime during the period of enforceability of a patent which issued from an original application filed in the United States on or after November 29, 1999, file a request for inter partes reexamination by the Office of any claim of the patent on the basis of prior art patents or printed publications cited under § 1.501.|
|United States||Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) International Application filed with the United States as the receiving office.|
|International||Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) International Application, Foreign Origin Search Copy.|