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Table 11: Utility Patents Issued to Small Entities

TABLE 11: UTILITY PATENTS ISSUED TO SMALL ENTITIES
(FY 2007 - FY 2011)
Fiscal Year of Grant 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Percentage Small Entity 22.14% 20.87% 19.76% 19.87% 19.80%
US origin1 30.38% 28.76% 27.54% 27.76% 27.87%
Foreign origin1 13.66% 13.06% 12.27% 12.22% 12.16%

Percentage Large Entity
77.86% 79.13% 80.24% 80.13% 80.19%
US origin1 69.62% 71.24% 72.46% 72.24% 72.13%
Foreign origin1 86.34% 86.94% 87.73% 87.78% 87.84%

Notes:

1: Patent origin is based on residence of the first-named inventor. (back to text)

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