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

TABLE 7: PATENT APPLICATIONS FILED BY RESIDENTS OFTHEUNITEDSTATES1
(FY 2007 - FY 2011)2
State/Territory 2007 2008 2009 20102 20113
Total 247,898 257,818 246,777 254,895 N/A
Alabama 886 996 912 977 N/A
Alaska 82 88 95 85 N/A
Arizona 4,486 4,460 3,927 4,024 N/A
Arkansas 406 420 418 456 N/A
California 63,027 66,370 66,132 66,287 N/A
Colorado 4,918 4,898 5,019 5,244 N/A
Connecticut 4,281 4,326 4,009 4,229 N/A
Delaware 954 922 904 993 N/A
District of Columbia 250 262 261 261 N/A
Florida 8,184 8,480 7,839 8,624 N/A
Georgia 4,818 4,946 5,051 5,214 N/A
Hawaii 294 300 293 267 N/A
Idaho 2,495 1,905 1,544 1,635 N/A
Illinois 9,323 9,340 8,985 9,278 N/A
Indiana 3,178 3,345 3,181 3,515 N/A
Iowa 1,490 1,641 1,481 1,581 N/A
Kansas 1,475 1,587 1,671 1,678 N/A
Kentucky 1,129 1,215 1,132 1,124 N/A
Louisiana 838 709 795 882 N/A
Maine 415 411 344 415 N/A
Maryland 3,840 3,694 3,503 3,551 N/A
Massachusetts 11,218 11,534 11,417 12,376 N/A
Michigan 8,249 8,447 7,881 7,834 N/A
Minnesota 7,997 8,164 7,805 7,852 N/A
Mississippi 329 320 337 338 N/A
Missouri 2,273 2,335 2,285 2,314 N/A
Montana 281 258 239 249 N/A
Nebraska 689 592 504 600 N/A
Nevada 1,629 1,996 1,680 1,785 N/A
New Hampshire 1,450 1,564 1,510 1,547 N/A
New Jersey 8,649 9,428 9,622 9,861 N/A
New Mexico 960 857 814 863 N/A
New York 15,518 16,838 15,098 15,279 N/A
North Carolina 5,841 7,008 5,803 6,053 N/A
North Dakota 218 178 207 168 N/A
Ohio 8,104 7,791 7,528 8,139 N/A
Oklahoma 1,129 1,048 1,052 1,138 N/A
Oregon 4,841 4,487 3,911 4,203 N/A
Pennsylvania 7,811 7,951 7,568 8,068 N/A
Rhode Island 716 740 666 739 N/A
South Carolina 1,506 1,585 1,596 1,669 N/A
South Dakota 198 193 220 224 N/A
Tennessee 2,320 2,010 2,034 2,287 N/A
Texas 15,886 17,339 15,667 16,568 N/A
Utah 2,391 2,516 2,594 2,782 N/A
Vermont 1,001 1,309 616 679 N/A
Virginia 3,554 3,532 3,402 3,582 N/A
Washington 11,163 12,602 12,619 12,815 N/A
West Virginia 294 274 300 292 N/A
Wisconsin 4,631 4,341 4,054 3,991 N/A
Wyoming 198 183 158 198 N/A
Puerto Rico 70 70 82 67 N/A
Virgin Islands 10 10 11 13 N/A
U.S. Pacific Islands4 3 - 1 1 N/A
United States5 2 3 - 1 N/A

Notes:

- Represents zero.

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

2: Finalized data for FY 2007 to 2010 provided. (back to text)

3: FY 2011 preliminary data should be available January 2012 at www.uspto.gov, and finalized in the FY 2012 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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