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Table 6. Patents Issued


Patents Issued for Fiscal Years 1981 through 2001
TABLE 6                                                                  PATENT ISSUED
                                                                          (FY 1981 - FY 2001)

Year

Utility /1

Design

Plant

Reissue

Total

1981
 66,617
 3,882
168
343
 71,010
1982
 59,449
 5,299
120
284
 65,152
1983
 54,744
 4,401
219
351
 59,715
1984
 66,753
 4,935
174
287
 72,149
1985
 69,667
 5,058
277
300
 75,302
1986
 71,301
 5,202
227
263
 76,993
1987
 82,141
 6,158
240
254
 88,793
1988
 77,317
 5,740
283
244
 83,584
1989
 95,831
 5,844
728
309
102,712
1990
 88,974
 7,176
295
282
 96,727
1991
 91,822
 9,386
318
334
101,860
1992
 99,405
 9,612
336
375
109,728
1993
 96,676
 9,946
408
302
107,332
1994
101,270
11,138
513
347
113,268
1995
101,895
11,662
390
294
114,241
1996
104,900
11,346
338
291
116,875
1997
111,979
10,331
400
267
122,977
1998
139,298
14,420
577
284
154,579
1999
142,856
15,480
437
393
159,166
2000
164,490
16,719
453
561
182,223
2001
169,576
17,179
563
504
187,822

1/ Includes chemical, electrical, and mechanical applications.

 

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