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U.S. PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE
Patent Technology Monitoring Team (PTMT)

Patenting In Technology Classes
Breakout By Geographic Origin (State and Country)

Count of 2009 - 2013 Utility Patent Grants,
As Distributed By Calendar Year of Grant
With Patent Counts Based on Primary Patent Classification

- Explanation of Data -

Rank Ordered Listing of U.S. States and Countries
From Which 1 or More Utility Patents Originated During the Period
Having Primary Classification In

Class 040, Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting

( technology class is determined by the primary classification assigned to a patent- see 'Explanation of Data' )
( patent origin is determined by the residence of the first-named inventor )

The following table displays U.S. states and countries and counts of utility patents originating from them; patents are distributed by year of patent grant.
(U.S. or Foreign) Code State-Territory or Country 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Total
(U.S.) CA CALIFORNIA 14 28 42 30 21 135
(U.S.) FL FLORIDA 16 7 10 13 13 59
(U.S.) IL ILLINOIS 13 13 14 9 6 55
(U.S.) MN MINNESOTA 6 11 15 12 10 54
(U.S.) NY NEW YORK 9 11 11 11 12 54
(U.S.) OH OHIO 5 4 8 17 13 47
(U.S.) MA MASSACHUSETTS 3 7 6 8 10 34
(U.S.) MI MICHIGAN 8 6 8 5 7 34
(U.S.) TX TEXAS 4 9 5 7 6 31
(U.S.) WI WISCONSIN 3 5 4 11 8 31
(U.S.) MO MISSOURI 4 10 8 5 0 27
(U.S.) NJ NEW JERSEY 2 7 6 5 5 25
(U.S.) AZ ARIZONA 3 3 4 3 10 23
(U.S.) VA VIRGINIA 3 2 5 6 4 20
(U.S.) KS KANSAS 0 4 2 4 9 19
(U.S.) CO COLORADO 1 4 5 6 2 18
(U.S.) UT UTAH 4 3 6 4 1 18
(U.S.) PA PENNSYLVANIA 3 8 4 1 1 17
(U.S.) NC NORTH CAROLINA 6 2 2 3 2 15
(U.S.) CT CONNECTICUT 4 3 2 3 1 13
(U.S.) GA GEORGIA 1 4 2 2 4 13
(U.S.) WA WASHINGTON 1 1 5 2 1 10
(U.S.) SD SOUTH DAKOTA 0 3 2 3 0 8
(U.S.) IA IOWA 2 1 1 2 1 7
(U.S.) OR OREGON 1 2 1 2 1 7
(U.S.) IN INDIANA 1 1 2 0 2 6
(U.S.) NM NEW MEXICO 0 0 3 1 2 6
(U.S.) LA LOUISIANA 1 2 1 0 1 5
(U.S.) NV NEVADA 0 1 2 2 0 5
(U.S.) SC SOUTH CAROLINA 1 1 1 2 0 5
(U.S.) KY KENTUCKY 2 1 1 0 0 4
(U.S.) MD MARYLAND 1 0 1 2 0 4
(U.S.) NH NEW HAMPSHIRE 1 2 0 0 0 3
(U.S.) RI RHODE ISLAND 0 0 2 1 0 3
(U.S.) AL ALABAMA 1 0 0 1 0 2
(U.S.) DE DELAWARE 1 1 0 0 0 2
(U.S.) ID IDAHO 1 0 1 0 0 2
(U.S.) TN TENNESSEE 1 0 1 0 0 2
(U.S.) WV WEST VIRGINIA 0 1 0 1 0 2
(U.S.) AK ALASKA 1 0 0 0 0 1
(U.S.) DC DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 0 0 0 1 0 1
(U.S.) MT MONTANA 1 0 0 0 0 1
(U.S.) ND NORTH DAKOTA 0 0 1 0 0 1
(U.S.) NE NEBRASKA 0 1 0 0 0 1
(U.S.) OK OKLAHOMA 1 0 0 0 0 1
(U.S.) WY WYOMING 1 0 0 0 0 1
(U.S.)   -- Subtotal -- 131 169 194 185 153 832
 
(Foreign) TWX TAIWAN 10 8 7 7 6 38
(Foreign) CAX CANADA 8 12 4 2 7 33
(Foreign) CNX CHINA, PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF 1 6 6 10 8 31
(Foreign) DEX GERMANY 3 9 2 7 3 24
(Foreign) JPX JAPAN 6 4 2 3 8 23
(Foreign) GBX UNITED KINGDOM 1 4 4 7 6 22
(Foreign) KRX KOREA, SOUTH 6 3 4 2 2 17
(Foreign) FRX FRANCE 4 5 2 3 1 15
(Foreign) SEX SWEDEN 3 1 3 1 4 12
(Foreign) NLX NETHERLANDS 2 1 2 4 0 9
(Foreign) AUX AUSTRALIA 2 3 1 2 0 8
(Foreign) ESX SPAIN 0 3 1 1 1 6
(Foreign) ZAX SOUTH AFRICA 1 1 1 0 2 5
(Foreign) CHX SWITZERLAND 1 2 1 0 0 4
(Foreign) DKX DENMARK 0 0 2 1 1 4
(Foreign) HKX CHINA, HONG KONG S.A.R. 1 0 2 1 0 4
(Foreign) ITX ITALY 1 1 0 1 1 4
(Foreign) ATX AUSTRIA 1 1 0 1 0 3
(Foreign) BRX BRAZIL 0 0 0 2 1 3
(Foreign) IEX IRELAND 0 0 0 1 2 3
(Foreign) NZX NEW ZEALAND 0 1 0 2 0 3
(Foreign) KWX KUWAIT 0 0 0 1 1 2
(Foreign) MXX MEXICO 1 1 0 0 0 2
(Foreign) PHX PHILIPPINES 0 0 0 2 0 2
(Foreign) PLX POLAND 0 0 0 1 1 2
(Foreign) TRX TURKEY 0 0 1 0 1 2
(Foreign) BEX BELGIUM 0 0 0 1 0 1
(Foreign) DOX DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 0 0 0 0 1 1
(Foreign) FIX FINLAND 0 0 1 0 0 1
(Foreign) ILX ISRAEL 0 0 1 0 0 1
(Foreign) PTX PORTUGAL 1 0 0 0 0 1
(Foreign) SGX SINGAPORE 0 0 0 1 0 1
(Foreign)   -- Subtotal -- 53 66 47 64 57 287
 
(ALL) ALL All Regions, U.S. and Foreign 184 235 241 249 210 1119



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