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What counts as patents of “Foreign Origin” in the USPTO statistics?

The U.S. Patent Statistics Chart Calendar Years 1963 - 2019 (mirror) distinguish Applications of "U.S. Origin" from Applications of "Foreign Origin". What counts as patents of "Foreign Origin" in ...
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What is family-to-family citations and how is it different from patent-to-patent citations?

I am working on Patent Ranking project where I need to consider patent citations as one of the metric. I cant find the definition of family-to-family citations. And how is it different from patent-to-...
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Is there any online database that provides the firm level patent statistics for research purposes?

Is there any online database that provides the firm level patent statistics of India for research purposes?
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How often are patents terminally disclaimed?

How many patents have terminal disclaimers (i.e., truncation in their time to expiry)? I am looking for a percentage of the total population of patents granted. A rough estimate + source is good ...
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Number of patents in a classification

Trying to establish how many patents have been issued in the U.S. for a certain classification, it seems not straightforward to get just that. As a case in point, pick classification 715/234. The ...
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Is there ex parte reexamination statistics narrowed to software patents only?

uspto.gov publish statistics quarterly, but the numbers are averaged from all industries and fields. I am trying to figure out whats chances a software patent had in 2011/2012 to go through a ex parte ...