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2018 Data Release

Patent Supplement Data Files

Persistent URL

Principal Investigator(s)

  • Ron Jarmin (U.S. Census Bureau)
  • Julia Lane (New York University)
  • Jason Owen-Smith (University of Michigan)
  • Bruce Weinberg (Ohio State University / National Bureau of Economic Research)


UMETRICS-Patent Crosswalk and Patent Data Files


The Institute for Research on Innovation & Science (IRIS). UMETRICS-Patent Crosswalk and Patent Data Files. Ann Arbor, MI: IRIS [distributor], 2018-06-15, doi:10.21987/R71M27


Institute for Research on Innovation and Science (IRIS) Research Team


Institute for Research on Innovation and Science (IRIS) Technical Team

Mode of Data Collection

  • IRIS Principal Investigators (PIs) were not involved in primary data collection, which was initially carried out by each IRIS member university as part of its administrative functions. Twenty-six (26) member universities are represented in the UMETRICS2017Q4a dataset:
    • Boston University
    • Emory University
    • Indiana University
    • Michigan State University
    • New York University
    • Northwestern University
    • Ohio State University
    • Pennsylvania State University
    • Princeton University
    • Purdue University
    • Rutgers University
    • Stony Brook University
    • University of Arizona
    • University of California – San Diego
    • University of Cincinnati
    • University of Colorado-Boulder
    • University of Hawaii
    • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    • University of Iowa
    • University of Kansas
    • University of Michigan
    • University of Missouri
    • University of Pennsylvania
    • University of Pittsburgh
    • University of Virginia
    • University of Wisconsin-Madison


Institute for Research on Innovation and Science (IRIS)

Publication Year


Resource Type


File Name and Size

  • UMETRICS-Patent Crosswalk: 1,665 KB
  • Patent Subset: 2,693 KB
  • Application: 361,899 KB
  • Assignee: 14, 975 KB
  • Government Interest: 26,795 KB
  • Inventor: 46,537 KB
  • Main class: 9 KB
  • Other Reference: 5,587,556 KB
  • Patent: 4,998,963 KB
  • Patent-Assignee: 258,769 KB
  • Patent-Inventor: 344,510 KB
  • Patent-Contract Award Number: 2,714 KB
  • Patent Citation: 2,546,491 KB
  • USPC Current: 1,278,918 KB
  • WIPO: 131,632 KB
  • WIPO Field: 4 KB

File Type

Tables or Views in a relational database; csv files also available in the Virtual Data Enclave.

File Description

The UMETRICS-Patent Crosswalk file contains match results of the crosswalk between UMETRICS employee names, employee transaction records, and USPTO patent data at the individual level with a focus on current IRIS member universities. The Patent Subset File is a linkage source file associated with current IRIS universities. In addition, IRIS has included with this supplement 14 files download from USPTO PatentsView, curated for IRIS use with personally identifiable information fields dropped.

Funder Name

Ewing Marion Kauffman and Alfred P. Sloan foundations

Access Notes

Access restricted; please apply for access to the restricted-use data.

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