The UGA Patent Litigation Datafile

Welcome! On this page you will find data on patent litigation decisions, the litigated patents themselves, as well as a set of random patents matched to the litigated patents. These data were collected as part of a project sponsored by the National Science Foundation, "A Comprehensive Data Set of Published Patent Litigation Decisions 1929-2006 (SES-0751661) . I offer special thanks to Matthew D. Henry (Cleveland State University) and Thomas P. McGahee (Analysis Group, Inc.) for their excellent contributions to the data project and to the research flowing from the data. Thanks also to Esteban Afonso, Richard Fay and Bing Xu for helping build the data file. Additional support from the Kauffman Foundation / Georgia Research Alliance small grants program is gratefully acknowledged.

Before using these data, please download and read the following paper:

Henry, Matthew D.; McGahee, Thomas P.; Turner, John L. 2013. "Dynamics of Patent Precedent and Enforcement: An Introduction to the UGA Patent Litigation Datafile," University of Georgia Working Paper.

This describes the data-collection process and discusses important things to know in using the data in empirical research. Any work making use of these data should cite this paper. You should also carefully read the codebooks provided below. The data come as Excel spreadsheets.

Please contact me at with further questions regarding the data. Best of luck with your research.

Thanks, sincerely,

John L. Turner
Department of Economics
University of Georgia


Litigated Patents
Matched Patents


Litigated Patents
Matched Patents

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