Ontario Sunshine List for 2013

This winter, the sun is strong in Ontario. The provincial government just released the list of public sector employees who make more than $100,000. The list for 2013, popularity called ‘The Sunshine list’, is larger then ever despite pathetic efforts to balance the provincial books.

We have worked hard and have already added 2013 data to LandOfFree.com. There are over 96000 public servants who made over 100K in 2013. Compared to the previous year, this is increase of over 8000 people (11%).

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US Patents database

After number of months of hard work, we have added the database of US patents, inventors, representatives, assignees, attorneys and examiners to uspatents.LandOfFree.com. We allow visitors to rate patents and inventors/organizations using six criteria.

The database contains patents registered in US after 1970. In total there are over 4 million patents and over 3 million people/organizations. The data is publicly available at Google patents beta.

Processing this dataset has been a challenging task. The raw data comes in a variety of formats that have to be parsed. The amount of data when unpacked is over 2 Terabytes. Once processed, some interesting quick numbers* can be immediately noticed:

  • Number of Inventors: 2,661,498
  • Number of Representatives: 37,538
  • Number of Assignees: 34,139
  • Number of Corporate Assignees: 395,044
  • Number of Attorneys: 38,466
  • Number of Law Firms: 25,792
  • Number of Examiners: 61,961

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Canadian Corporations

We are proud to announce listing of Canadian corporations and corporate directors at LandOfFree. You can access it at canadiancompanies.landoffree.com. If you are looking for a business contact, a new employer, a new employee, or if you are/were employed at a certain company – find a company on this web service. Are you looking for a director or a contact person? Check our lists. We are also trying to help Canadian businesses to promote themselves and to make them more transparent for general public. We hope to improve business culture in Canada.
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