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Table 8: Patents Issued to Residents of the United States

TABLE 8: PATENTS ISSUED TO RESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES1
(FY 2009 - FY 2010)
State/Territory 20094 2010
Total 93,727 115,866
Alabama 345 492
Alaska 48 43
Arizona 1,853 2,079
Arkansas 132 210
California 22,973 28,563
Colorado 1,933 2,381
Connecticut 1,645 2,024
Delaware 335 399
District of Columbia 64 85
Florida 2,804 3,585
Georgia 1,616 2,108
Hawaii 94 119
Idaho 1,044 1,125
Illinois 3,567 4,235
Indiana 1,205 1,591
Iowa 692 789
Kansas 519 687
Kentucky 435 606
Louisiana 288 383
Maine 129 196
Maryland 1,420 1,614
Massachusetts 3,880 5,003
Michigan 3,525 4,194
Minnesota 2,902 3,773
Mississippi 126 183
Missouri 850 1,110
Montana 99 91
State/Territory 20094 2010
Nebraska 231 235
Nevada 408 612
New Hampshire 567 780
New Jersey 3,273 4,164
New Mexico 309 449
New York 6,217 7,383
North Carolina 2,277 2,810
North Dakota 82 118
Ohio 2,989 3,837
Oklahoma 426 551
Oregon 2,094 2,288
Pennsylvania 3,020 3,689
Rhode Island 314 340
South Carolina 572 613
South Dakota 54 76
Tennessee 791 975
Texas 6,417 7,618
Utah 829 1,119
Vermont 545 618
Virginia 1,153 1,627
Washington 4,632 5,884
West Virginia 93 131
Wisconsin 1,830 2,170
Wyoming 59 79
Puerto Rico 18 26
Virgin Islands 3 3
U.S. Pacific Islands2 0 1
United States3 1 2

Notes:

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

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

3: No State indicated in database. (back to text)

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

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