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Table 12: United States Government Agency Patents

TABLE 12: UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT AGENCY PATENTS1
(FY 2006 - FY 2010)3
Agency 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Total
Agriculture 35 30 27 24 39 155
Air Force 58 33 36 45 51 223
Army 167 155 134 119 136 711
Attorney General 1 - - - 1 2
Commerce 5 2 3 5 10 25
Energy 23 22 20 17 42 124
EPA 11 9 10 9 9 48
FCC - - - - - -
HEW/HHS 108 116 101 105 128 558
Interior 2 6 1 4 4 17
NASA 74 65 72 86 89 386
Navy 267 255 241 230 284 1,277
NSA 16 11 16 15 24 82
NSF - 1 - - 1 2
Postal Service 14 15 19 14 37 99
State Department - - - - - -
Transportation - - - - 1 1
TVA 1 - 1 - 1 3
USA2 2 1 3 3 5 14
VA 2 5 8 10 9 34
Total 786 726 692 686 871 3,761

Notes:

- Represents zero.

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

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

3: Past years' data may have been revised from prior year reports to reflect patent withdrawal information that was updated during the year. It is not uncommon for the withdrawal status of patents issued in prior years to change. (back to text)

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