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Table 13: United States Government Agency Patents

TABLE 13: UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT AGENCY PATENTS1
(FY 2007 - FY 2011)3
Agency 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 Total
Agriculture 30 27 24 39 44 164
Air Force 33 36 45 51 40 205
Army 155 134 119 136 141 685
Attorney General - - - 1 1 2
Commerce 2 3 5 10 15 35
Energy 22 20 17 42 25 126
EPA 9 10 9 9 12 49
FCC - - - - - -
HEW/HHS 116 101 105 128 146 596
Interior 6 1 4 4 1 16
NASA 65 72 86 89 106 418
Navy 255 241 230 284 300 1,310
NSA 11 16 15 24 11 77
NSF 1 - - 1 - 2
Postal Service 15 19 14 37 25 110
State Department - - - - - -
Transportation - - - 1 - 1
TVA - 1 - 1 - 2
USA2 1 3 3 5 3 15
VA 5 8 10 9 13 45
Total 726 692 686 871 883 3,858

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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