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== <center>'''Lightning talk presentation to WikiConference North America 2018'''</center> ==
  
 
* WIkidata can record basic information (not detailed information) about tens of millions of patents, someday.  Right now there are only a few hundred.
 
* WIkidata can record basic information (not detailed information) about tens of millions of patents, someday.  Right now there are only a few hundred.
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* The WikiProject Patents page:  [[d:Wikidata:WikiProject_Patents|Wikidata's WikiProject Patents]]
 
* The WikiProject Patents page:  [[d:Wikidata:WikiProject_Patents|Wikidata's WikiProject Patents]]
  
* Here we'll focus on recording patents from before 1923.  Patents that old aren't copyrighted, aren't secret, and no longer have claims that still apply (to my knowledge -- there could be an exception).<ref>[https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Village_pump/Copyright#Reproductions_of_patent_text_and_illustrations Commons Village pump discussion of possible copyrighting of later patent documents]</ref>
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* Focus: patents from before 1923, because
* I am familiar with historical European and North American patents, less so with modern ones.
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** they're beyond copyright
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** their claims (almost?) never apply any more<ref>[https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Village_pump/Copyright#Reproductions_of_patent_text_and_illustrations Commons Village pump discussion of possible copyrighting of later patent documents]</ref>
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** This is relevant to my off-wiki research
  
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== <center>'''Patent elements so far'''</center> ==
 
* A patent item should be an instance of (P31) either patent (Q253623) or U.S. Patent (Q43305660), perhaps both.  That property is the one to query (search) that is unique to patents.
 
* A patent item should be an instance of (P31) either patent (Q253623) or U.S. Patent (Q43305660), perhaps both.  That property is the one to query (search) that is unique to patents.
 
* '''Page title''' -- standard form:  '''Patent US-1906-827017''', '''Patent CA-1914-153820'''' -- some other title is fine too
 
* '''Page title''' -- standard form:  '''Patent US-1906-827017''', '''Patent CA-1914-153820'''' -- some other title is fine too

Revision as of 16:06, 20 October 2018

Lightning talk presentation to WikiConference North America 2018

  • WIkidata can record basic information (not detailed information) about tens of millions of patents, someday. Right now there are only a few hundred.
  • We have some basic standards on how to record a patent. We discuss that below. Some things need fixing and new properties.
  • The WikiProject Patents page: Wikidata's WikiProject Patents
  • Focus: patents from before 1923, because
    • they're beyond copyright
    • their claims (almost?) never apply any more[1]
    • This is relevant to my off-wiki research

Patent elements so far

  • A patent item should be an instance of (P31) either patent (Q253623) or U.S. Patent (Q43305660), perhaps both. That property is the one to query (search) that is unique to patents.
  • Page title -- standard form: Patent US-1906-827017, Patent CA-1914-153820' -- some other title is fine too
  • Country where filed: Here are three options; freely use any or all. They express slightly different things
    • Use issued by (P2378) and identify the office to which the patent was filed -- e.g. US Patent and Trademark Office, Japan Patent office (JPO)
    • Or, "applies to jurisdiction" (P1001) and then the Q-id of the government; or, country (P17) and then the Q-id of the national government/country. The country may not still exist.
  • Filing date: Formal date of submission of the patent application, and generally speaking the date on which the patent goes into force legally once it's approved
  • Grant date: Certification by a government that the patent is accepted, and applies in the jurisdiction.
    • Filing and grant may be more complicated when there is an international phase, since the much later Patent and Cooperation Treaty
  • Applicant(s) -- there's always at least one ; can include company or university or government lab
  • Inventors: Zero or more; Might like to mark their order -- some are notable enough for wikidata, others just name strings
  • Title: A string in the language of the government where it is filed
  • Patent number -- problematically strict but links to google patents
  • link to Wikisource if patent document is there
  • Link to Q-id or string of Parent patent or child patent ?
  • Assignee?
  • Pointer to URL somewhere with more information, possibly the full text and diagrams -- THERE IS NO ONE PERFECT SITE FOR THIS. Wikidata could be the best site for this, someday.
Possible good outcome of getting these basics into Wikidata -- We could add patent offices to the Authority Control line, maybe (?)
like USPTO, or WIPO, and if the user clicks there would get an automatic list of patents from Wikidata
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  • some patents could/should be transcribed onto Wikisource
Next steps

References

  1. Commons Village pump discussion of possible copyrighting of later patent documents