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by Dennis Crouch, Associate Professor, University of Missouri School of Law, and Jason Rantanen, Professor, University of Iowa College of Law, with other guest authors.


[IPWatchdog Logo]      IPWatchdog's focus is on the business, policy and substance of patents and other forms of   intellectual property. IPWatchdog is recognized as the leading sources for news and information in the patent and innovation industries.

USPTO Publications, Infographics


The Publications page can connect you to groundbreaking research and policy findings from the USPTO’s Office of the Chief Economist (OCE) on the economics of intellectual property (IP), including evaluating the nature, role, and impact of IP on innovation, entrepreneurship, and economic performance. Findings are published in journal articles, official reports, Economic Notes, working papers, book chapters, and infographics.

USPTO reports and 
Economic Notes
Published official reports on domestic 
and international issues that focus on
the economic aspects of IP.
Full collection 
Journal articles and 
conference proceedings
Published research findings in 
peer-reviewed economics journals
 and law journals.
Full collection
Working papers and 
book chapters
Published research findings in book
 chapters and preliminary findings in
 working papers.
Full collection
Featured IP infographic

The USPTO provides several infographics and reports on current trends in innovation for the public's information and use. Topics include: Women-Inventor Patentees by County, Patents in the Midwest, and the following graphic and report: 

Inventing AI Tracing the diffusion of artificial intelligence with U.S. patents

Department of Energy Patents

U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Scientific and Technical Information

DOE Patents is a search tool for discovering patent information resulting from DOE-funded research and development (R&D). Included here are patents that DOE sponsored through a variety of funding mechanisms, including grants, contracts, or cooperative agreements. Publicly available patent information from DOE R&D, historic and current, is presented here, excluding patent applications. DOE Patents consists of bibliographic records, with full text where available, either via a PDF file or an HTML link to the record at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).