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Table 2: Patent Applications Filed

TABLE 2: PATENT APPLICATIONS FILED
(FY 1991 - FY 2011)
(PRELIMINARY FOR FY 2011)1
Year Utility Design Plant Reissue Total
1991 166,765 10,368 414 536 178,083
1992 171,623 12,907 335 581 185,446
1993 173,619 13,546 362 572 188,099
1994 185,087 15,431 430 606 201,554
1995 220,141 15,375 516 647 236,679
1996 189,922 15,160 557 637 206,276
1997 219,486 16,272 680 607 237,045
1998 238,850 16,576 658 582 256,666
1999 259,618 17,227 759 664 278,268
2000 291,653 18,563 786 805 311,807
2001 324,211 18,636 914 956 344,717
2002 331,580 19,706 1,134 974 353,394
2003 331,729 21,966 785 938 355,418
2004 353,319 23,457 1,212 996 378,984
2005 381,797 25,304 1,288 1,143 409,532
2006 417,453 25,853 1,204 1,103 445,613
2007 439,578 26,693 1,002 1,057 468,330
2008 466,258 28,217 1,331 1,080 496,886
2009 458,901 25,575 988 1,035 486,499
20102 479,332 28,577 1,013 1,138 510,060
20111 504,089 30,270 1,106 1,139 536,604

Notes:

1: FY 2011 data are preliminary and will be finalized in the FY 2012 PAR. (back to text)

2: FY 2010 application data has been updated with final end of the year numbers. (back to text)

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Last Modified: 01/03/2012 14:04:40