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I am looking for a dataset containing information regarding patents owned by academic institutions with as many following fields as possible:

  • name of the academic institution
  • number of patents
  • amount of revenue from patents

Ideally, broken down by field ( e.g., biology, or computer science ) and year.

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This is a somewhat difficult request because each of these parameters must be derived from government data. Even number of patents is difficult b/c the names of patent owners vary widely because of spelling variation/errors. Also the definition of "academic institution" is somewhat ambiguous. Amount of revenue from patents is also not something the government tracks and may be untrackable.

All that being said, http://www.patentsview.org/web/ has free access to somewhat out dated patent data via API for free. If you want up to date data you could use a service like IP Street.

Full disclosure, I am the head of product at IP Street so I deal with questions like this a lot. Reach out if you are interested in getting access. It's free to academic

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