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Table 6: Patents Issued

TABLE 6: PATENTS ISSUED
(FY 1990 - FY 2010)1
Year Utility2 Design Plant Reissue Total
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 139,297 14,419 577 284 154,577
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 169,295 16,533 998 343 187,169
2005 151,077 13,395 816 195 165,483
2006 162,509 19,072 1,106 500 183,187
2007 160,306 22,543 979 548 184,376
2008 154,699 26,016 1,179 662 182,556
2009 165,213 23,415 1,096 398 190,122
20103 207,915 23,373 978 861 233,127

Notes:

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

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

3: FY 2010 data is preliminary. (back to text)

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