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Table 2. Patent Applications Filed

Patent Applications Filed for Fiscal Years 1981 through 2001
TABLE 2

PATENT APPLICATIONS FILED
(FY 1981 - FY 2001) 

Year

Utility /1, /2

Design

Plant /2

Reissue /2

Total


1981

106,828

7,197

147

538

114,710

1982

116,052

8,069

193

486

124,800

1983

96,847

8,256

231

370

105,704

1984

109,010

8,446

248

281

117,985

1985

115,893

9,504

244

290

125,931

1986

120,988

9,792

291

332

131,403

1987

125,677

10,766

364

366

137,173

1988

136,253

11,114

377

439

148,183

1989

150,418

11,975

418

495

163,306

1990

162,708

11,140

395

468

174,711

1991

166,765

10,368

414

536

178,083

1992

171,623

12,907

335

581

185,446

1993

173,619

13,546

362

572

188,099

1994

185,087

15,431

430

606

201,554

1995

220,141

15,375

516

647

236,679

1996

189,922

15,160

557

637

206,276

1997

219,486

16,272

680

607

237,045

1998

238,850

16,576

658

582

256,666

1999

259,618

17,227

759

664

278,268

2000

291,653

18,563

786

805

311,807

2001

324,211

18,636

914

956

344,717

1/ Chemical, electrical, and mechanical applications.
2/ Utility, Plant, and Reissue applications revised from 1996 - 2000 to reflect the latest actual counts in PALM.

 

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