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Public Dissemination of Data

Solicitation Number: DOC50PAPT1300005
Agency: Department of Commerce
Office: Patent and Trademark Office (PTO)
Location: Office of Procurement
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The USPTO OCIO seeks an interested party (henceforth referred to as Contractor) capable of acquiring patent and trademark bulk data and providing such data to the public at no cost to the USPTO or the public.

The Contractor shall crawl the USPTO's Public PAIR (Patent Application Information Retrieval) system and compile patent application status data in bulk, electronic form. The USPTO will define XML Schemas, Style sheets, data dictionary, containers, components and all artifacts necessary to define the data for the purposes of dissemination.


The Contractor shall host, and provide to the public free of charge, bulk datasets provided by the USPTO and the Public PAIR bulk dataset compiled by the Contractor. The USPTO may define and provide additional datasets as they become available.


The USPTO envisions a cooperative, mutually beneficial relationship with the Contractor whereby patent and trademark bulk data is made easily accessible and at no cost to the public. Through this contract, the USPTO will be able to fulfill Open Government and transparency obligations and in exchange, the Contractor shall receive the opportunity to retrieve, enhance, and distribute USPTO patent and trademark bulk data. The data received by the Contractor shall be distributed in a USPTO defined format. Dataset enhancement of the free, publicly available data is not a requirement of this contract. However, the Contractor may choose to broaden the datasets and potentially gather a fee. Therefore, the Contractor is allowed to repackage (enhance), distribute, and sell any resulting enhanced data and retain any fees that are collected from such sales.


The USPTO shall enter into a no cost contract where the Contractor shall:


1. Crawl the USPTO's Public PAIR system and compile patent application status data in bulk, electronic form. The USPTO will define XML Schemas, Style sheets, data dictionary, containers, components and all artifacts necessary to define the data for the purposes of dissemination.


2. Host, and provide to the public free of charge, bulk datasets provided by the USPTO and the Public PAIR bulk dataset compiled by the Contractor.


3. Determine, in conjunction with the USPTO, the categorization and standardization of the data with an emphasis on compactness and speed of transmission. The Contractor must be capable of providing the retrieval and distribution of patent and trademark bulk data in essentially unaltered form, modified only as necessary to organize or compress the data for ease of distribution or for security purposes, from the USPTO to the public at no cost to the USPTO or to the public.


4. Devise a method to provide distribution of updated or changed data. Frequency can be daily, weekly, monthly, bimonthly, quarterly and/or annually. Data dissemination is a continuous system and the Contractor shall continuously monitor the datasets and shall retrieve and host updates and changes as they go forward.


5. Use a secure infrastructure, housed external to the USPTO, that performs Public PAIR crawling and all dissemination of data to the public at no cost to the public or the USPTO. Such infrastructure may be distributed.


6. As part of this agreement, the Contractor is granted the right to maintain, repackage (enhance or add value), distribute, and sell any resulting enhanced datasets and retain any fees collected therefrom. The data must first be made available to the public in an unaltered form at no charge to the public or the USPTO.


7. As a result of any award, any repackaging, value added content, or enhancements to the Licensed Content (see definition below) created by the Contractor shall not be considered to be official USPTO Licensed Content and the USPTO is neither responsible nor liable for the accuracy of such repackaged, value added, or enhanced products.


8. Provide usage statistics indicating the progress of Public PAIR dataset creation and hosting and the volume of public downloading for each dataset.

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Posted Date:
December 11, 2012
Description: RFP No. DOC50PAPT1300005
Description: Attachment #1 to RFP No. DOC50PAPT1300005
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P. O. Box 1450 - Mail Stop 6
600 Dulany Street, MDE, 7th Floor
Alexandria, Virginia 22313-1450
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Contractor's Facility

United States
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V. Anne Tugbang,
Contracting Officer
Phone: 5712726550