The Global Corporate Patent Dataset links 3.1 million patents awarded by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), between 1980 and 2017, to 9.2 thousand publicly listed firms worldwide. By the location of parent companies’ headquarters, the firms patenting at the USPTO come from 50 different countries around the world.
Visit https://patents.darden.virginia.edu/ to explore the breadth of the dataset's coverage across countries and industries over time. Two facts stand out:
The importance of corporate innovation output by companies headquartered in Asia
The increase of concentration of innovation activities in firms from Business Equipment & Software industry
A detailed description of the dataset, including its key features and how it was constructed, can be found this document.
To obtain the data, follow the instructions here: