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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 292, Closure Fasteners

( 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.) MI MICHIGAN 14 14 9 18 24 79
(U.S.) CA CALIFORNIA 6 13 6 10 18 53
(U.S.) WA WASHINGTON 2 8 8 4 4 26
(U.S.) IL ILLINOIS 9 4 1 4 6 24
(U.S.) AZ ARIZONA 2 2 5 3 6 18
(U.S.) FL FLORIDA 4 3 4 2 5 18
(U.S.) NJ NEW JERSEY 3 4 2 4 5 18
(U.S.) WI WISCONSIN 5 3 3 1 6 18
(U.S.) IA IOWA 3 3 4 3 4 17
(U.S.) IN INDIANA 3 5 2 5 2 17
(U.S.) NC NORTH CAROLINA 3 3 4 3 2 15
(U.S.) OH OHIO 1 2 4 3 5 15
(U.S.) CT CONNECTICUT 4 2 4 1 3 14
(U.S.) PA PENNSYLVANIA 2 3 0 4 4 13
(U.S.) TX TEXAS 3 5 0 3 2 13
(U.S.) CO COLORADO 2 2 0 2 5 11
(U.S.) NY NEW YORK 3 2 1 0 4 10
(U.S.) MA MASSACHUSETTS 2 0 1 4 1 8
(U.S.) TN TENNESSEE 2 1 2 0 1 6
(U.S.) MN MINNESOTA 1 0 2 0 2 5
(U.S.) MD MARYLAND 0 1 2 0 1 4
(U.S.) NV NEVADA 0 0 2 1 1 4
(U.S.) GA GEORGIA 1 0 0 0 2 3
(U.S.) KY KENTUCKY 0 2 0 0 1 3
(U.S.) OR OREGON 0 1 0 1 1 3
(U.S.) SC SOUTH CAROLINA 0 0 1 0 2 3
(U.S.) VA VIRGINIA 0 0 1 2 0 3
(U.S.) ID IDAHO 0 1 0 0 1 2
(U.S.) MO MISSOURI 0 1 0 0 1 2
(U.S.) NH NEW HAMPSHIRE 0 0 1 1 0 2
(U.S.) NM NEW MEXICO 0 0 0 2 0 2
(U.S.) OK OKLAHOMA 0 0 0 1 1 2
(U.S.) WY WYOMING 0 0 2 0 0 2
(U.S.) AK ALASKA 0 0 0 0 1 1
(U.S.) AL ALABAMA 0 0 1 0 0 1
(U.S.) AR ARKANSAS 0 0 0 0 1 1
(U.S.) DE DELAWARE 0 1 0 0 0 1
(U.S.) KS KANSAS 0 0 0 0 1 1
(U.S.) MS MISSISSIPPI 0 1 0 0 0 1
(U.S.) MT MONTANA 0 0 0 0 1 1
(U.S.) ND NORTH DAKOTA 0 0 0 1 0 1
(U.S.) NE NEBRASKA 0 0 0 0 1 1
(U.S.) UT UTAH 0 0 0 0 1 1
(U.S.)   -- Subtotal -- 75 87 72 83 126 443
 
(Foreign) JPX JAPAN 19 22 24 20 37 122
(Foreign) DEX GERMANY 15 15 12 27 30 99
(Foreign) TWX TAIWAN 14 16 14 23 32 99
(Foreign) CNX CHINA, PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF 2 10 5 9 12 38
(Foreign) ITX ITALY 7 5 4 6 5 27
(Foreign) CAX CANADA 3 4 9 5 3 24
(Foreign) GBX UNITED KINGDOM 2 4 3 5 5 19
(Foreign) KRX KOREA, SOUTH 4 3 2 3 6 18
(Foreign) FRX FRANCE 3 2 5 2 3 15
(Foreign) AUX AUSTRALIA 1 1 3 3 4 12
(Foreign) SEX SWEDEN 0 0 3 1 3 7
(Foreign) ESX SPAIN 1 0 2 0 2 5
(Foreign) FIX FINLAND 2 0 0 1 2 5
(Foreign) ATX AUSTRIA 0 0 1 1 2 4
(Foreign) CHX SWITZERLAND 1 0 0 0 3 4
(Foreign) BEX BELGIUM 0 0 0 1 2 3
(Foreign) DKX DENMARK 1 0 0 1 1 3
(Foreign) ILX ISRAEL 0 1 1 1 0 3
(Foreign) INX INDIA 0 0 1 1 1 3
(Foreign) NZX NEW ZEALAND 0 0 1 1 1 3
(Foreign) IEX IRELAND 0 0 1 1 0 2
(Foreign) MXX MEXICO 0 0 0 1 1 2
(Foreign) SIX SLOVENIA 0 0 0 0 2 2
(Foreign) BRX BRAZIL 0 0 0 0 1 1
(Foreign) GRX GREECE 1 0 0 0 0 1
(Foreign) HKX CHINA, HONG KONG S.A.R. 0 0 0 0 1 1
(Foreign) NLX NETHERLANDS 0 0 0 1 0 1
(Foreign) THX THAILAND 0 0 0 1 0 1
(Foreign)   -- Subtotal -- 76 83 91 115 159 524
 
(ALL) ALL All Regions, U.S. and Foreign 151 170 163 198 285 967



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