Does anyone have step by step instructions on how to use the PTAB API? Patentsview is easy since you can just download decisions (or the document that each line devoted to each case) into csv or dta format. The API instructions don't say anything about how you can see your data unless they are presuming you do something in Python.
I want to be able to bulk download PTAB decisions and the chart in the spreadsheet they show in the website which looks like an Excel file with each row having info on each PTAB proceeding. Once I put in dates I get a URL. What then happens next? Also I was informed by someone that this is limited to 500 at a time so do you have to keep on doing this or if you wanted to download the information for a few years? I want to see the PTAB spreadsheet and put it in CSV format to be able to use in R or Stata.
I also want to be able to bulk download PTAB decisions and maybe certian types of documents.
You should take a look at patent_client! It's a python module that searches the live USPTO and EPO databases using a Django-style API, and supports PTAB queries. The results from any query can then be cast into pandas DataFrames or Series with a simple .to_pandas() call.
from patent_client import PtabProceeding
# Get a proceeding
trial = PtabProceeding.objects.get("IPR2018-00001")
# View documents
# Download all documents
for doc in trial.documents: