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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 175, Boring or Penetrating the Earth

( 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.) TX TEXAS 92 158 158 144 149 701
(U.S.) UT UTAH 34 30 58 39 55 216
(U.S.) CA CALIFORNIA 9 9 8 10 7 43
(U.S.) LA LOUISIANA 10 5 4 7 6 32
(U.S.) OK OKLAHOMA 8 9 5 5 3 30
(U.S.) OH OHIO 4 7 2 2 5 20
(U.S.) CO COLORADO 3 4 2 3 3 15
(U.S.) WA WASHINGTON 3 2 3 1 6 15
(U.S.) VA VIRGINIA 1 2 3 4 3 13
(U.S.) PA PENNSYLVANIA 2 4 4 0 2 12
(U.S.) IA IOWA 2 4 1 3 1 11
(U.S.) WV WEST VIRGINIA 2 1 1 4 3 11
(U.S.) NM NEW MEXICO 3 2 1 2 2 10
(U.S.) NY NEW YORK 2 0 3 4 0 9
(U.S.) WY WYOMING 0 2 2 3 2 9
(U.S.) MA MASSACHUSETTS 0 2 3 2 1 8
(U.S.) MN MINNESOTA 0 4 2 1 1 8
(U.S.) AR ARKANSAS 1 0 2 2 1 6
(U.S.) AZ ARIZONA 0 1 1 4 0 6
(U.S.) IN INDIANA 0 0 1 4 1 6
(U.S.) CT CONNECTICUT 1 2 1 0 1 5
(U.S.) FL FLORIDA 0 1 0 3 1 5
(U.S.) KY KENTUCKY 0 0 1 4 0 5
(U.S.) MO MISSOURI 1 0 0 1 3 5
(U.S.) WI WISCONSIN 1 3 0 0 1 5
(U.S.) IL ILLINOIS 0 1 0 2 1 4
(U.S.) RI RHODE ISLAND 0 1 2 1 0 4
(U.S.) AK ALASKA 0 1 1 0 1 3
(U.S.) AL ALABAMA 1 0 1 0 1 3
(U.S.) KS KANSAS 1 1 0 0 1 3
(U.S.) MI MICHIGAN 1 1 0 1 0 3
(U.S.) MT MONTANA 0 0 1 1 0 2
(U.S.) NE NEBRASKA 1 1 0 0 0 2
(U.S.) NJ NEW JERSEY 0 0 0 1 1 2
(U.S.) ID IDAHO 1 0 0 0 0 1
(U.S.) ME MAINE 0 1 0 0 0 1
(U.S.) ND NORTH DAKOTA 0 0 0 1 0 1
(U.S.) NH NEW HAMPSHIRE 1 0 0 0 0 1
(U.S.) OR OREGON 1 0 0 0 0 1
(U.S.) TN TENNESSEE 0 1 0 0 0 1
(U.S.)   -- Subtotal -- 186 260 271 259 262 1238
 
(Foreign) GBX UNITED KINGDOM 15 26 24 16 29 110
(Foreign) CAX CANADA 15 20 17 20 21 93
(Foreign) DEX GERMANY 17 20 23 13 13 86
(Foreign) SEX SWEDEN 3 7 10 4 6 30
(Foreign) FRX FRANCE 3 5 2 7 8 25
(Foreign) NOX NORWAY 1 8 3 3 7 22
(Foreign) AUX AUSTRALIA 3 5 3 4 6 21
(Foreign) FIX FINLAND 2 3 3 4 4 16
(Foreign) JPX JAPAN 1 5 5 4 1 16
(Foreign) ITX ITALY 1 3 2 3 6 15
(Foreign) ZAX SOUTH AFRICA 1 2 4 3 4 14
(Foreign) NLX NETHERLANDS 3 3 0 4 3 13
(Foreign) BEX BELGIUM 2 3 3 1 2 11
(Foreign) KRX KOREA, SOUTH 0 3 1 2 0 6
(Foreign) CNX CHINA, PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF 0 1 3 0 1 5
(Foreign) RUX RUSSIAN FEDERATION 0 3 1 1 0 5
(Foreign) DKX DENMARK 0 0 1 2 1 4
(Foreign) MXX MEXICO 0 2 0 1 1 4
(Foreign) IEX IRELAND 0 1 2 0 0 3
(Foreign) AEX UNITED ARAB EMIRATES 1 0 0 1 0 2
(Foreign) ATX AUSTRIA 0 0 1 1 0 2
(Foreign) BRX BRAZIL 0 0 0 1 1 2
(Foreign) ESX SPAIN 0 2 0 0 0 2
(Foreign) NZX NEW ZEALAND 0 1 0 0 1 2
(Foreign) CHX SWITZERLAND 0 0 0 1 0 1
(Foreign) CLX CHILE 0 0 1 0 0 1
(Foreign) CYX CYPRUS 1 0 0 0 0 1
(Foreign) LIX LIECHTENSTEIN 1 0 0 0 0 1
(Foreign) OMX OMAN 0 0 1 0 0 1
(Foreign) PKX PAKISTAN 0 1 0 0 0 1
(Foreign) SAX SAUDI ARABIA 0 0 1 0 0 1
(Foreign) SKX SLOVAKIA 0 0 0 1 0 1
(Foreign) VEX VENEZUELA 0 0 0 0 1 1
(Foreign)   -- Subtotal -- 70 124 111 97 116 518
 
(ALL) ALL All Regions, U.S. and Foreign 256 384 382 356 378 1756



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