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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 2010 - FY 2011)5
State/Territory 20104 2011
Total 115,864 120,178
Alabama 492 460
Alaska 43 30
Arizona 2,080 2,193
Arkansas 210 205
California 28,560 30,397
Colorado 2,380 2,397
Connecticut 2,024 2,112
Delaware 399 399
District of Columbia 85 103
Florida 3,585 3,730
Georgia 2,108 2,162
Hawaii 119 147
Idaho 1,125 1,098
Illinois 4,237 4,453
Indiana 1,592 1,600
Iowa 789 832
Kansas 687 752
Kentucky 606 530
Louisiana 383 341
Maine 196 213
Maryland 1,615 1,674
Massachusetts 5,003 5,466
Michigan 4,194 4,202
Minnesota 3,773 4,172
Mississippi 180 166
Missouri  1,110 1,013
Montana  91 134
State/Territory 20104 2011
Nebraska 235 258
Nevada 612 640
New Hampshire 780 793
New Jersey 4,164 4,309
New Mexico 449 414
New York 7,383 8,026
North Carolina 2,810 2,908
North Dakota 118 80
Ohio 3,837 3,850
Oklahoma 551 556
Oregon 2,288 2,278
Pennsylvania 3,689 3,702
Rhode Island 340 363
South Carolina 613 748
South Dakota 76 108
Tennessee 975 1,083
Texas 7,618 8,054
Utah 1,119 1,117
Vermont 618 599
Virginia 1,627 1,731
Washington 5,884 5,227
West Virginia 131 104
Wisconsin 2,170 2,127
Wyoming 79 92
Puerto Rico 26 26
Virgin Islands 3 3
U.S. Pacific Islands2 1 -
United States3 2 1

Notes:

- Represents zero.

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 2010 provided. (back to text)

5: Past year’s data may have been revised from prior year reports. (back to text)

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