Dear PV team,
I'm using patent information from KPSS (a paper: Kogan, L., Papanikolaou, D., Seru, A. and Stoffman, N., QJE 2017)
When merge with uspatentcitation.dta in order to get cited patents information, I found some patents appears in KPSS but not in uspatentcitation.dta as patent_id. This is related to one of my previous thread since I use patent.dta in previous step as well, so one of the reason is in the combination of KPSS and patent.dta, some patents are too early, while uspatentcitation start with patents after 1976. However, I found many patents missing in uspatentcitaion and they are relatively new (after 1976), for instance: 10743107, 7330629,10217140, etc.
Does anyone know why this is the case? I do found another thread that patentview miss some patents (around 300), but the cases I found are more than that (I just show a few example above)
Another question is: if patent A is a parent or subsidiary of patent B, will both of them be recorded? For instance, when I search US 20040005928 A1, I found it is "parent continuation-in-part-of 10217140 20020813 US PENDING". Can someone tell me what this means and how it is recorded in the PV dataset?
Thanks a lot!