Profile Edit API - Patents

This sub-resource API will allow you to create, update, and delete patents of a member. See Patent Fields for a description of the fields available within this object.

Supported Methods

CREATE | PARTIAL_UPDATE | DELETE

CREATE

POST
https://api.linkedin.com/v2/people/id={person ID}/patents

sample request body

{,
  "inventors": [
    {
      "name": {
        "localized": {
          "en_US": "Frank Smith"
        },
        "preferredLocale": {
          "country": "US",
          "language": "en"
        }
      },
      "memberId": "urn:li:person:123ABC"
    },
    {
      "name": {
        "localized": {
          "en_US": "Bob Smith"
        },
        "preferredLocale": {
          "country": "US",
          "language": "en"
        }
      },
      "memberId": "urn:li:person:456ABC"
    }
  ],
  "pending": false,
  "description": {
    "localized": {
      "en_US": {
        "rawText": "Check out this awesome API Platform!"
      }
    },
    "preferredLocale": {
      "country": "US",
      "language": "en"
    }
  },
  "title": {
    "localized": {
      "en_US": "LinkedIn Awesome API"
    },
    "preferredLocale": {
      "country": "US",
      "language": "en"
    }
  },
  "issuer": {
    "localized": {
      "en_US": "us"
    },
    "preferredLocale": {
      "country": "US",
      "language": "en"
    }
  },
  "url": "http://www.developer.linkedin.com",
  "number": {
    "localized": {
      "en_US": "12345"
    },
    "preferredLocale": {
      "country": "US",
      "language": "en"
    }
  },
  "issueDate": {
    "month": 2,
    "year": 2016,
    "day": 2
  }
}

Note

A successful response will return a 201 Created HTTP status code. To record the created entity's id, refer to the header X-LinkedIn-Id field.

PARTIAL UPDATE

POST
https://api.linkedin.com/v2/people/id={person ID}/patents/{patent ID}

sample request body

{
    "patch": {
        "$set": {
            "filingDate": {
                "day": 2,
                "month": 2,
                "year": 2016
            },
            "issueDate": {},
            "pending": true
        }
    }
}

Sample Json to delete one or more fields. If you attempt to delete a field that is mandatory, the API will return a 422 Error Response. See Patent Fields for allowed list of fields for this resource

sample request body

{
    "patch": {
        "$delete": [
            "field1",
            "field2"
        ]
    }
}

DELETE

DELETE
https://api.linkedin.com/v2/people/id={person ID}/patents/{patent ID}