tags: disambiguation, entity reconciliation
terms of_use: Currently no key is necessary to access the PatentsView API. However, we reserve the right to halt excessive usage of the API. Users are free to use, share, or adapt the material for any purpose, subject to the standards of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/). Attribution should be given to PatentsView (www.patentsview.org) for use, distribution, or derivative works.
description: The PatentsView platform is built on a newly developed database that longitudinally links inventors, organizations, locations, and patenting activity since 1976. The data visualization tool, query tool, and flexible API enable a broad spectrum of users to examine the dynamics of inventor patenting activity over time and space. These tools also permit users to explore technology categories, assignees, citation patterns, and co-inventor networks.