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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 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 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Total
(U.S.) CA CALIFORNIA 230 190 165 187 197 969
(U.S.) MA MASSACHUSETTS 51 53 64 53 49 270
(U.S.) NY NEW YORK 69 51 39 53 27 239
(U.S.) TX TEXAS 42 31 34 47 34 188
(U.S.) PA PENNSYLVANIA 29 16 16 38 26 125
(U.S.) FL FLORIDA 23 20 20 27 34 124
(U.S.) AZ ARIZONA 27 26 19 22 18 112
(U.S.) MN MINNESOTA 31 28 18 18 15 110
(U.S.) WA WASHINGTON 18 24 21 22 15 100
(U.S.) MI MICHIGAN 24 22 15 22 13 96
(U.S.) CT CONNECTICUT 19 33 17 9 15 93
(U.S.) VA VIRGINIA 9 16 20 23 23 91
(U.S.) CO COLORADO 17 15 15 18 23 88
(U.S.) MD MARYLAND 20 23 13 20 12 88
(U.S.) IL ILLINOIS 15 17 26 14 13 85
(U.S.) NJ NEW JERSEY 12 21 15 18 17 83
(U.S.) NC NORTH CAROLINA 13 18 17 9 16 73
(U.S.) NE NEBRASKA 15 9 15 16 7 62
(U.S.) OH OHIO 15 13 9 14 10 61
(U.S.) OR OREGON 11 8 12 12 14 57
(U.S.) NM NEW MEXICO 12 10 9 12 8 51
(U.S.) GA GEORGIA 12 5 4 5 10 36
(U.S.) MO MISSOURI 6 7 7 4 8 32
(U.S.) IN INDIANA 10 9 7 2 3 31
(U.S.) TN TENNESSEE 2 8 12 4 4 30
(U.S.) NH NEW HAMPSHIRE 5 2 2 9 11 29
(U.S.) WI WISCONSIN 6 5 6 3 6 26
(U.S.) SC SOUTH CAROLINA 1 6 6 5 2 20
(U.S.) AL ALABAMA 3 1 4 2 9 19
(U.S.) OK OKLAHOMA 4 7 1 2 4 18
(U.S.) UT UTAH 4 3 5 1 4 17
(U.S.) DE DELAWARE 4 1 3 1 3 12
(U.S.) KS KANSAS 2 2 2 2 3 11
(U.S.) VT VERMONT 3 3 2 1 1 10
(U.S.) IA IOWA 2 1 1 1 4 9
(U.S.) ME MAINE 2 2 0 2 3 9
(U.S.) WY WYOMING 2 0 2 2 3 9
(U.S.) HI HAWAII 2 1 2 1 2 8
(U.S.) AR ARKANSAS 3 1 2 1 0 7
(U.S.) RI RHODE ISLAND 2 2 0 1 0 5
(U.S.) ID IDAHO 1 0 0 1 2 4
(U.S.) KY KENTUCKY 1 0 2 1 0 4
(U.S.) MS MISSISSIPPI 0 0 0 1 3 4
(U.S.) MT MONTANA 2 0 0 0 2 4
(U.S.) LA LOUISIANA 1 0 1 0 1 3
(U.S.) NV NEVADA 2 1 0 0 0 3
(U.S.) WV WEST VIRGINIA 1 1 0 0 1 3
(U.S.) DC DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 2 0 0 0 0 2
(U.S.) ND NORTH DAKOTA 1 0 0 0 0 1
(U.S.)   -- Subtotal -- 788 712 650 706 675 3531
 
(Foreign) JPX JAPAN 359 353 300 324 343 1679
(Foreign) DEX GERMANY 151 150 110 124 175 710
(Foreign) TWX TAIWAN 50 43 50 60 57 260
(Foreign) KRX KOREA, SOUTH 42 30 45 27 52 196
(Foreign) FRX FRANCE 49 27 27 52 40 195
(Foreign) GBX UNITED KINGDOM 38 39 30 46 35 188
(Foreign) NLX NETHERLANDS 36 38 34 41 26 175
(Foreign) ILX ISRAEL 34 32 24 41 34 165
(Foreign) CAX CANADA 25 30 20 27 28 130
(Foreign) CHX SWITZERLAND 27 16 22 15 25 105
(Foreign) CNX CHINA, PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF 16 16 12 24 31 99
(Foreign) SEX SWEDEN 11 8 12 11 11 53
(Foreign) ITX ITALY 11 8 9 8 12 48
(Foreign) FIX FINLAND 11 5 9 4 9 38
(Foreign) ATX AUSTRIA 5 5 3 11 7 31
(Foreign) BEX BELGIUM 4 7 4 4 12 31
(Foreign) AUX AUSTRALIA 9 6 6 5 4 30
(Foreign) DKX DENMARK 3 5 7 4 7 26
(Foreign) SGX SINGAPORE 5 3 4 3 3 18
(Foreign) NOX NORWAY 2 4 2 3 5 16
(Foreign) ESX SPAIN 1 5 3 2 4 15
(Foreign) HKX CHINA, HONG KONG S.A.R. 5 0 1 3 4 13
(Foreign) INX INDIA 1 0 2 2 8 13
(Foreign) NZX NEW ZEALAND 3 2 0 4 4 13
(Foreign) RUX RUSSIAN FEDERATION 1 1 3 5 1 11
(Foreign) IEX IRELAND 3 1 2 3 1 10
(Foreign) LIX LIECHTENSTEIN 1 2 0 1 3 7
(Foreign) EGX EGYPT 1 0 0 2 3 6
(Foreign) SAX SAUDI ARABIA 0 3 2 0 1 6
(Foreign) MYX MALAYSIA 5 0 0 0 0 5
(Foreign) CZX CZECH REPUBLIC 0 1 1 2 0 4
(Foreign) HUX HUNGARY 0 1 0 2 1 4
(Foreign) EEX ESTONIA 1 1 1 0 0 3
(Foreign) GRX GREECE 1 1 0 1 0 3
(Foreign) LUX LUXEMBOURG 1 2 0 0 0 3
(Foreign) PLX POLAND 0 0 0 2 1 3
(Foreign) BRX BRAZIL 1 0 1 0 0 2
(Foreign) IRX IRAN 0 0 1 1 0 2
(Foreign) ISX ICELAND 0 0 2 0 0 2
(Foreign) LTX LITHUANIA 0 0 0 2 0 2
(Foreign) PTX PORTUGAL 1 0 1 0 0 2
(Foreign) CLX CHILE 0 0 1 0 0 1
(Foreign) SIX SLOVENIA 0 0 0 1 0 1
(Foreign) TRX TURKEY 1 0 0 0 0 1
(Foreign)   -- Subtotal -- 915 845 751 867 947 4325
 
(ALL) ALL All Regions, U.S. and Foreign 1703 1557 1401 1573 1622 7856



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