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Last seen: 08/09/2022 - 09:47
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Granted claims buld download - Column names not consistent

Dear PatentsView team,

I'm currently working with the claims data and just realized that the column names for the granted patents' claims bulk data ( are not consistent. Specifically, the column named "claim_number" in tsv files 2005 through 2020 is named "num" in file claims_2021.tsv

I know that this is a minor inconsistency but it jams up code if one tries to read in and manipulate couple of the tables. I think that people working with the data would highly appreciate if you could correct that.



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Last seen: 11/21/2022 - 12:55
Joined: 10/17/2017 - 10:47
Hello Theresa,  Thank you…

Hello Theresa, 

Thank you for letting us know about this inconsistency, that would mess with code!! We have a large-scale standardization to bulk download tables planned for release with the next data update. This issue will be corrected at that time, however, the standardization itself may present the need to make additional changes to your code. 

Please let us know if you have any questions. 

Thank you,