logo Netzschleuder network catalogue, repository and centrifuge

Problems with this dataset? Open an issue.
You may also take a look at the source code.
The network in this dataset can be loaded directly from graph-tool with:
import graph_tool.all as gt
g = gt.collection.ns["us_patents"]

us_patents — U.S. patent citation network (1975-1999)


Citations among patents in the United States, as found in the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) database, from 1975 to 1999. In addition to the citation graph, metadata on the patents themselves is available.1

  1. Description obtained from the ICON project. 

Informational Citation Unweighted Temporal Metadata
  • B. H. Hall, A. B. Jaffe, & M. Trajtenberg, "The NBER patent citations data file: Lessons, insights and methodological tools." National Bureau of Economic Research, NBER Working Paper No. 8498 (2001), https://doi.org/10.3386/w8498 [@sci-hub]
Upstream URL OK
Tip: hover your mouse over a table header to obtain a legend.
Name Nodes Edges $\left<k\right>$ $\sigma_k$ $\lambda_h$ $\tau$ $r$ $c$ $\oslash$ $S$ Kind Mode NPs EPs gt GraphML GML csv
us_patents 3,774,768 16,522,438 8.75 10.49 110.45 322.88 0.17 0.07 26 1.00 Undirected Unipartite patent_id GYEAR GDATE APPYEAR COUNTRY POSTATE ASSIGNEE ASSCODE CLAIMS NCLASS CAT SUBCAT CMADE CRECEIVE RATIOCIT GENERAL ORIGINAL FWDAPLAG BCKGTLAG SELFCTUB SELFCTLB SECDUPBD SECDLWBD inventor 128.4 MiB 221.2 MiB 180.0 MiB 219.3 MiB