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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 2010 - 2014 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 351, Optics: Eye Examining, Vision Testing and Correcting

( 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 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Total
(U.S.) CA CALIFORNIA 64 84 61 85 107 401
(U.S.) FL FLORIDA 23 18 14 10 27 92
(U.S.) NY NEW YORK 20 16 17 14 17 84
(U.S.) VA VIRGINIA 9 14 10 12 14 59
(U.S.) MA MASSACHUSETTS 8 9 8 11 12 48
(U.S.) TX TEXAS 7 9 9 10 10 45
(U.S.) OR OREGON 5 9 10 6 11 41
(U.S.) GA GEORGIA 9 7 4 7 12 39
(U.S.) WA WASHINGTON 8 5 6 7 9 35
(U.S.) AZ ARIZONA 7 8 3 4 7 29
(U.S.) PA PENNSYLVANIA 9 5 6 2 5 27
(U.S.) IL ILLINOIS 8 5 3 5 3 24
(U.S.) NC NORTH CAROLINA 2 1 2 7 10 22
(U.S.) OH OHIO 3 3 5 5 3 19
(U.S.) CO COLORADO 1 1 1 9 5 17
(U.S.) NJ NEW JERSEY 5 1 6 2 2 16
(U.S.) NM NEW MEXICO 1 6 2 3 4 16
(U.S.) MD MARYLAND 2 2 3 2 5 14
(U.S.) MO MISSOURI 1 2 1 3 3 10
(U.S.) CT CONNECTICUT 4 1 1 2 1 9
(U.S.) MI MICHIGAN 4 2 1 0 2 9
(U.S.) UT UTAH 2 4 1 0 2 9
(U.S.) IN INDIANA 2 0 2 1 3 8
(U.S.) MN MINNESOTA 3 0 2 2 1 8
(U.S.) TN TENNESSEE 0 2 2 2 2 8
(U.S.) NV NEVADA 1 1 0 0 5 7
(U.S.) WI WISCONSIN 0 5 1 0 1 7
(U.S.) KS KANSAS 0 1 2 2 1 6
(U.S.) HI HAWAII 3 0 0 0 2 5
(U.S.) IA IOWA 1 2 1 1 0 5
(U.S.) NH NEW HAMPSHIRE 1 1 1 1 1 5
(U.S.) OK OKLAHOMA 1 2 1 0 1 5
(U.S.) SD SOUTH DAKOTA 1 1 1 0 2 5
(U.S.) AL ALABAMA 2 0 1 1 0 4
(U.S.) WV WEST VIRGINIA 2 0 2 0 0 4
(U.S.) WY WYOMING 2 0 1 1 0 4
(U.S.) KY KENTUCKY 1 1 0 0 1 3
(U.S.) DC DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 0 1 1 0 0 2
(U.S.) ID IDAHO 0 0 1 1 0 2
(U.S.) RI RHODE ISLAND 0 0 2 0 0 2
(U.S.) VT VERMONT 0 0 0 2 0 2
(U.S.) AR ARKANSAS 0 1 0 0 0 1
(U.S.) ME MAINE 0 1 0 0 0 1
(U.S.) NE NEBRASKA 0 1 0 0 0 1
(U.S.) PR PUERTO RICO 0 1 0 0 0 1
(U.S.)   -- Subtotal -- 222 233 195 220 291 1161
 
(Foreign) JPX JAPAN 74 74 68 80 107 403
(Foreign) DEX GERMANY 39 24 25 36 35 159
(Foreign) FRX FRANCE 21 24 31 28 39 143
(Foreign) TWX TAIWAN 16 15 14 18 23 86
(Foreign) CAX CANADA 13 11 11 5 7 47
(Foreign) AUX AUSTRALIA 7 12 6 4 11 40
(Foreign) GBX UNITED KINGDOM 6 6 8 4 9 33
(Foreign) ITX ITALY 8 7 4 5 5 29
(Foreign) NLX NETHERLANDS 5 6 3 8 7 29
(Foreign) ILX ISRAEL 5 5 7 2 5 24
(Foreign) CHX SWITZERLAND 1 6 3 4 3 17
(Foreign) HKX CHINA, HONG KONG S.A.R. 6 2 4 4 1 17
(Foreign) CNX CHINA, PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF 1 4 5 1 5 16
(Foreign) KRX KOREA, SOUTH 2 1 2 7 4 16
(Foreign) ESX SPAIN 2 3 1 4 5 15
(Foreign) ATX AUSTRIA 4 2 0 2 2 10
(Foreign) SEX SWEDEN 0 4 1 2 1 8
(Foreign) DKX DENMARK 0 1 1 1 3 6
(Foreign) SGX SINGAPORE 1 2 1 0 1 5
(Foreign) FIX FINLAND 1 1 0 1 0 3
(Foreign) IEX IRELAND 0 2 0 1 0 3
(Foreign) MYX MALAYSIA 1 0 0 0 2 3
(Foreign) NZX NEW ZEALAND 2 1 0 0 0 3
(Foreign) MXX MEXICO 0 1 0 0 1 2
(Foreign) RUX RUSSIAN FEDERATION 0 1 1 0 0 2
(Foreign) BRX BRAZIL 0 1 0 0 0 1
(Foreign) INX INDIA 0 1 0 0 0 1
(Foreign) LIX LIECHTENSTEIN 0 0 0 1 0 1
(Foreign) PLX POLAND 0 1 0 0 0 1
(Foreign)   -- Subtotal -- 215 218 196 218 276 1123
 
(ALL) ALL All Regions, U.S. and Foreign 437 451 391 438 567 2284



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