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Table 6: Patents Issued

 

TABLE 6: PATENTS ISSUED  Read Note 1 1
(FY 1986 - FY 2006)  Read Note 2 2
Year Utility  Read Note 3 3 Design Plant Reissue Total
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  95,829  5,844 728 309 102,710
1990  88,972  7,176 295 282  96,725
1991  91,819  9,387 318 334 101,858
1992  99,406  9,612 336 375 109,729
1993  96,675  9,946 408 302 107,331
1994 101,270 11,138 513 346 113,267
1995 101,895 11,662 390 294 114,241
1996 104,900 11,346 338 291 116,875
1997 111,977 10,331 400 267 122,975
1998 139,298 14,419 577 284 154,578
1999 142,852 15,480 436 393 159,161
2000 164,486 16,718 453 561 182,218
2001 169,571 17,179 563 504 187,817
2002 160,839 15,096 912 465 177,312
2003 171,493 16,525 1,178   394 189,590
2004 169,296 16,533 998 343 187,170
2005 151,077 13,395 816 195 165,483
2006 162,509 19,072 1,106    500 183,187

Notes:

 1: Excludes withdrawn numbers.  (back to text) 

 2: Past years’ data may have been revised from prior year reports.  (back to text) 

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

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