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Table 12: United States Government Agency Patents

 

TABLE 12: UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT AGENCY PATENTS  Read Footnote 1 1
(FY 2002 - FY 2006)
AGENCY 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 TOTAL
Agriculture  46  58  51  25  35    215
Air Force  66  75  54  38  58    291
Army 149 140 130 124 167    710
Attorney General   -   1   -   -   1      2
Commerce  21  13   9   8   5     56
Energy  52  43  46  22  23    186
EPA   8   5  11   7  10     41
FCC   1   -   -   -   -      1
HEW/HHS  93  84 125  77 108    487
Interior   7  13   7  12   2     41
NASA  82  82  98  74  68    404
Navy 362 359 353 257 267  1,598
NSA  11  15  10  10  16     62
NSF   -   -   1   -   -      1
Postal Service   -   4   3   7  14     28
State Department   -   -   -   1   -      1
Transportation   1   5   1   2   -      9
TVA   -   2   1   1   1      5
USA  Read Footnote 2 2   -   1   1   -   2      4
VA   2   4   1   6   2     15
Total 901 904 902 671 779  4,157


Notes:

- Represents zero.

 1: Data in this table represent utility patents assigned to agencies at the time of patent issue. Data is subject to minor revisions.  (back to text) 

 2: United States of America - no agency indicated in database.   (back to text) 

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