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Table 6: Patents Issued

 

TABLE 6: PATENTS ISSUED
(FY 1985 - FY 2005)
Year Utility  Read Note 1 1 Design Plant Reissue Total
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
2002 160,843 15,096 912 466 177,317
2003 171,500 16,525 1,178   394 189,597
2004 169,296 16,533 998 343 187,170
2005 151,079 13,395 816 195 165,485

Notes:

 1: Includes chemical, electrical, and mechanical applications.  (back to text) 

 

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