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Table 7: Patent Applications Filed by Residents of the United States

TABLE 7: PATENT APPLICATIONS FILED BY RESIDENTS OFTHEUNITEDSTATES1
(FY 2006 - FY 2010)2
State/Territory 2006 2007 2008 20092 20103
Total 236,012 247,898 257,818 246,777 N/A
Alabama 837 886 996 912 N/A
Alaska 86 82 88 95 N/A
Arizona 4,123 4,486 4,460 3,927 N/A
Arkansas 365 406 420 418 N/A
California 57,608 63,027 66,370 66,132 N/A
Colorado 4,889 4,918 4,898 5,019 N/A
Connecticut 4,368 4,281 4,326 4,009 N/A
Delaware 897 954 922 904 N/A
District of Columbia 223 250 262 261 N/A
Florida 7,896 8,184 8,480 7,839 N/A
Georgia 4,906 4,818 4,946 5,051 N/A
Hawaii 245 294 300 293 N/A
Idaho 3,114 2,495 1,905 1,544 N/A
Illinois 9,108 9,323 9,340 8,985 N/A
Indiana 3,085 3,178 3,345 3,181 N/A
Iowa 1,580 1,490 1,641 1,481 N/A
Kansas 1,355 1,475 1,587 1,671 N/A
Kentucky 1,184 1,129 1,215 1,132 N/A
Louisiana 808 838 709 795 N/A
Maine 382 415 411 344 N/A
Maryland 3,731 3,840 3,694 3,503 N/A
Massachusetts 10,506 11,218 11,534 11,417 N/A
Michigan 7,964 8,249 8,447 7,881 N/A
Minnesota 7,755 7,997 8,164 7,805 N/A
Mississippi 367 329 320 337 N/A
Missouri 2,166 2,273 2,335 2,285 N/A
Montana 291 281 258 239 N/A
Nebraska 532 689 592 504 N/A
Nevada 1,426 1,629 1,996 1,680 N/A
New Hampshire 1,474 1,450 1,564 1,510 N/A
New Jersey 8,973 8,649 9,428 9,622 N/A
New Mexico 802 960 857 814 N/A
New York 14,595 15,518 16,838 15,098 N/A
North Carolina 5,427 5,841 7,008 5,803 N/A
North Dakota 217 218 178 207 N/A
Ohio 7,508 8,104 7,791 7,528 N/A
Oklahoma 1,079 1,129 1,048 1,052 N/A
Oregon 5,197 4,841 4,487 3,911 N/A
Pennsylvania 7,448 7,811 7,951 7,568 N/A
Rhode Island 652 716 740 666 N/A
South Carolina 1,541 1,506 1,585 1,596 N/A
South Dakota 170 198 193 220 N/A
Tennessee 2,357 2,320 2,010 2,034 N/A
Texas 14,803 15,886 17,339 15,667 N/A
Utah 2,304 2,391 2,516 2,594 N/A
Vermont 983 1,001 1,309 616 N/A
Virginia 3,242 3,554 3,532 3,402 N/A
Washington 10,444 11,163 12,602 12,619 N/A
West Virginia 309 294 274 300 N/A
Wisconsin 4,453 4,631 4,341 4,054 N/A
Wyoming 147 198 183 158 N/A
Puerto Rico 75 70 70 82 N/A
Virgin Islands 7 10 10 11 N/A
U.S. Pacific Islands4 2 3 - 1 N/A
United States5 6 2 3 - N/A

Notes:

- Represents zero.

1: Data include utility, plant, design, and reissue applications. (back to text)

2: Finalized data for FY 2006 to 2009 provided. (back to text)

3: FY 2010 data should be finalized in the FY 2011 PAR. (back to text)

4: Represents residents of American Samoa, Guam, and miscellaneous U.S. Pacific Islands. (back to text)

5: State/Territory information not available. (back to text)

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