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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 356, Optics: Measuring and Testing

( 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 229 230 190 165 187 1001
(U.S.) MA MASSACHUSETTS 46 51 53 64 53 267
(U.S.) NY NEW YORK 53 69 51 39 53 265
(U.S.) TX TEXAS 41 42 31 34 47 195
(U.S.) PA PENNSYLVANIA 38 29 16 16 38 137
(U.S.) AZ ARIZONA 32 27 26 19 22 126
(U.S.) MN MINNESOTA 18 31 28 18 18 113
(U.S.) MI MICHIGAN 26 24 22 15 22 109
(U.S.) FL FLORIDA 16 23 20 20 27 106
(U.S.) CT CONNECTICUT 27 19 33 17 9 105
(U.S.) WA WASHINGTON 19 18 24 21 22 104
(U.S.) MD MARYLAND 18 20 23 13 20 94
(U.S.) IL ILLINOIS 18 15 17 26 14 90
(U.S.) CO COLORADO 18 17 15 15 18 83
(U.S.) NJ NEW JERSEY 15 12 21 15 18 81
(U.S.) VA VIRGINIA 11 9 16 20 23 79
(U.S.) NE NEBRASKA 21 15 9 15 16 76
(U.S.) NC NORTH CAROLINA 16 13 18 17 9 73
(U.S.) OH OHIO 18 15 13 9 14 69
(U.S.) NM NEW MEXICO 16 12 10 9 12 59
(U.S.) OR OREGON 8 11 8 12 12 51
(U.S.) IN INDIANA 8 10 9 7 2 36
(U.S.) MO MISSOURI 10 6 7 7 4 34
(U.S.) GA GEORGIA 5 12 5 4 5 31
(U.S.) TN TENNESSEE 2 2 8 12 4 28
(U.S.) WI WISCONSIN 7 6 5 6 3 27
(U.S.) NH NEW HAMPSHIRE 3 5 2 2 9 21
(U.S.) SC SOUTH CAROLINA 0 1 6 6 5 18
(U.S.) AL ALABAMA 5 3 1 4 2 15
(U.S.) OK OKLAHOMA 1 4 7 1 2 15
(U.S.) UT UTAH 1 4 3 5 1 14
(U.S.) DE DELAWARE 4 4 1 3 1 13
(U.S.) VT VERMONT 3 3 3 2 1 12
(U.S.) KS KANSAS 1 2 2 2 2 9
(U.S.) ME MAINE 2 2 2 0 2 8
(U.S.) AR ARKANSAS 0 3 1 2 1 7
(U.S.) IA IOWA 2 2 1 1 1 7
(U.S.) RI RHODE ISLAND 2 2 2 0 1 7
(U.S.) HI HAWAII 0 2 1 2 1 6
(U.S.) WY WYOMING 0 2 0 2 2 6
(U.S.) ID IDAHO 3 1 0 0 1 5
(U.S.) KY KENTUCKY 1 1 0 2 1 5
(U.S.) NV NEVADA 2 2 1 0 0 5
(U.S.) DC DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 1 2 0 0 0 3
(U.S.) LA LOUISIANA 1 1 0 1 0 3
(U.S.) MT MONTANA 1 2 0 0 0 3
(U.S.) MS MISSISSIPPI 1 0 0 0 1 2
(U.S.) WV WEST VIRGINIA 0 1 1 0 0 2
(U.S.) ND NORTH DAKOTA 0 1 0 0 0 1
(U.S.)   -- Subtotal -- 770 788 712 650 706 3626
 
(Foreign) JPX JAPAN 320 359 353 300 324 1656
(Foreign) DEX GERMANY 135 151 150 110 124 670
(Foreign) TWX TAIWAN 45 50 43 50 60 248
(Foreign) NLX NETHERLANDS 44 36 38 34 41 193
(Foreign) GBX UNITED KINGDOM 34 38 39 30 46 187
(Foreign) FRX FRANCE 29 49 27 27 52 184
(Foreign) KRX KOREA, SOUTH 35 42 30 45 27 179
(Foreign) ILX ISRAEL 37 34 32 24 41 168
(Foreign) CAX CANADA 28 25 30 20 27 130
(Foreign) CHX SWITZERLAND 22 27 16 22 15 102
(Foreign) CNX CHINA, PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF 6 16 16 12 24 74
(Foreign) SEX SWEDEN 6 11 8 12 11 48
(Foreign) ITX ITALY 5 11 8 9 8 41
(Foreign) FIX FINLAND 7 11 5 9 4 36
(Foreign) AUX AUSTRALIA 9 9 6 6 5 35
(Foreign) ATX AUSTRIA 1 5 5 3 11 25
(Foreign) DKX DENMARK 3 3 5 7 4 22
(Foreign) BEX BELGIUM 2 4 7 4 4 21
(Foreign) SGX SINGAPORE 3 5 3 4 3 18
(Foreign) RUX RUSSIAN FEDERATION 7 1 1 3 5 17
(Foreign) NOX NORWAY 4 2 4 2 3 15
(Foreign) ESX SPAIN 3 1 5 3 2 14
(Foreign) IEX IRELAND 4 3 1 2 3 13
(Foreign) HKX CHINA, HONG KONG S.A.R. 3 5 0 1 3 12
(Foreign) NZX NEW ZEALAND 3 3 2 0 4 12
(Foreign) INX INDIA 4 1 0 2 2 9
(Foreign) MYX MALAYSIA 1 5 0 0 0 6
(Foreign) LIX LIECHTENSTEIN 1 1 2 0 1 5
(Foreign) SAX SAUDI ARABIA 0 0 3 2 0 5
(Foreign) CZX CZECH REPUBLIC 0 0 1 1 2 4
(Foreign) GRX GREECE 1 1 1 0 1 4
(Foreign) LUX LUXEMBOURG 1 1 2 0 0 4
(Foreign) EEX ESTONIA 0 1 1 1 0 3
(Foreign) EGX EGYPT 0 1 0 0 2 3
(Foreign) HUX HUNGARY 0 0 1 0 2 3
(Foreign) BRX BRAZIL 0 1 0 1 0 2
(Foreign) IRX IRAN 0 0 0 1 1 2
(Foreign) ISX ICELAND 0 0 0 2 0 2
(Foreign) LTX LITHUANIA 0 0 0 0 2 2
(Foreign) PLX POLAND 0 0 0 0 2 2
(Foreign) PTX PORTUGAL 0 1 0 1 0 2
(Foreign) SIX SLOVENIA 1 0 0 0 1 2
(Foreign) CLX CHILE 0 0 0 1 0 1
(Foreign) TRX TURKEY 0 1 0 0 0 1
(Foreign) ZAX SOUTH AFRICA 1 0 0 0 0 1
(Foreign)   -- Subtotal -- 805 915 845 751 867 4183
 
(ALL) ALL All Regions, U.S. and Foreign 1575 1703 1557 1401 1573 7809



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