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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 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 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Total
(U.S.) CA CALIFORNIA 68 64 84 61 85 362
(U.S.) NY NEW YORK 19 20 16 17 14 86
(U.S.) FL FLORIDA 10 23 18 14 10 75
(U.S.) VA VIRGINIA 11 9 14 10 12 56
(U.S.) TX TEXAS 12 7 9 9 10 47
(U.S.) MA MASSACHUSETTS 3 8 9 8 11 39
(U.S.) OR OREGON 5 5 9 10 6 35
(U.S.) GA GEORGIA 5 9 7 4 7 32
(U.S.) WA WASHINGTON 4 8 5 6 7 30
(U.S.) PA PENNSYLVANIA 7 9 5 6 2 29
(U.S.) AZ ARIZONA 3 7 8 3 4 25
(U.S.) IL ILLINOIS 4 8 5 3 5 25
(U.S.) NJ NEW JERSEY 5 5 1 6 2 19
(U.S.) OH OHIO 2 3 3 5 5 18
(U.S.) NM NEW MEXICO 3 1 6 2 3 15
(U.S.) CO COLORADO 1 1 1 1 9 13
(U.S.) MD MARYLAND 3 2 2 3 2 12
(U.S.) NC NORTH CAROLINA 0 2 1 2 7 12
(U.S.) MI MICHIGAN 4 4 2 1 0 11
(U.S.) MN MINNESOTA 3 3 0 2 2 10
(U.S.) CT CONNECTICUT 1 4 1 1 2 9
(U.S.) UT UTAH 1 2 4 1 0 8
(U.S.) MO MISSOURI 0 1 2 1 3 7
(U.S.) TN TENNESSEE 1 0 2 2 2 7
(U.S.) WI WISCONSIN 1 0 5 1 0 7
(U.S.) IN INDIANA 1 2 0 2 1 6
(U.S.) KS KANSAS 1 0 1 2 2 6
(U.S.) WY WYOMING 2 2 0 1 1 6
(U.S.) AL ALABAMA 1 2 0 1 1 5
(U.S.) IA IOWA 0 1 2 1 1 5
(U.S.) VT VERMONT 3 0 0 0 2 5
(U.S.) HI HAWAII 1 3 0 0 0 4
(U.S.) NH NEW HAMPSHIRE 0 1 1 1 1 4
(U.S.) OK OKLAHOMA 0 1 2 1 0 4
(U.S.) SD SOUTH DAKOTA 1 1 1 1 0 4
(U.S.) WV WEST VIRGINIA 0 2 0 2 0 4
(U.S.) DC DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 1 0 1 1 0 3
(U.S.) NV NEVADA 1 1 1 0 0 3
(U.S.) ID IDAHO 0 0 0 1 1 2
(U.S.) KY KENTUCKY 0 1 1 0 0 2
(U.S.) RI RHODE ISLAND 0 0 0 2 0 2
(U.S.) AR ARKANSAS 0 0 1 0 0 1
(U.S.) ME MAINE 0 0 1 0 0 1
(U.S.) MS MISSISSIPPI 1 0 0 0 0 1
(U.S.) NE NEBRASKA 0 0 1 0 0 1
(U.S.) PR PUERTO RICO 0 0 1 0 0 1
(U.S.)   -- Subtotal -- 189 222 233 195 220 1059
 
(Foreign) JPX JAPAN 77 74 74 68 80 373
(Foreign) DEX GERMANY 27 39 24 25 36 151
(Foreign) FRX FRANCE 12 21 24 31 28 116
(Foreign) TWX TAIWAN 24 16 15 14 18 87
(Foreign) CAX CANADA 8 13 11 11 5 48
(Foreign) AUX AUSTRALIA 5 7 12 6 4 34
(Foreign) GBX UNITED KINGDOM 9 6 6 8 4 33
(Foreign) ITX ITALY 7 8 7 4 5 31
(Foreign) NLX NETHERLANDS 5 5 6 3 8 27
(Foreign) ILX ISRAEL 0 5 5 7 2 19
(Foreign) HKX CHINA, HONG KONG S.A.R. 2 6 2 4 4 18
(Foreign) KRX KOREA, SOUTH 3 2 1 2 7 15
(Foreign) CHX SWITZERLAND 0 1 6 3 4 14
(Foreign) CNX CHINA, PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF 2 1 4 5 1 13
(Foreign) ESX SPAIN 2 2 3 1 4 12
(Foreign) SEX SWEDEN 2 0 4 1 2 9
(Foreign) ATX AUSTRIA 0 4 2 0 2 8
(Foreign) SGX SINGAPORE 2 1 2 1 0 6
(Foreign) DKX DENMARK 1 0 1 1 1 4
(Foreign) FIX FINLAND 1 1 1 0 1 4
(Foreign) IEX IRELAND 0 0 2 0 1 3
(Foreign) NZX NEW ZEALAND 0 2 1 0 0 3
(Foreign) RUX RUSSIAN FEDERATION 1 0 1 1 0 3
(Foreign) BRX BRAZIL 0 0 1 0 0 1
(Foreign) INX INDIA 0 0 1 0 0 1
(Foreign) LIX LIECHTENSTEIN 0 0 0 0 1 1
(Foreign) MXX MEXICO 0 0 1 0 0 1
(Foreign) MYX MALAYSIA 0 1 0 0 0 1
(Foreign) PLX POLAND 0 0 1 0 0 1
(Foreign)   -- Subtotal -- 190 215 218 196 218 1037
 
(ALL) ALL All Regions, U.S. and Foreign 379 437 451 391 438 2096



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