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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 359, Optical: Systems and Elements

( 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 213 255 213 205 161 1047
(U.S.) MI MICHIGAN 52 44 41 51 53 241
(U.S.) NY NEW YORK 40 53 49 54 43 239
(U.S.) MA MASSACHUSETTS 41 53 47 28 42 211
(U.S.) TX TEXAS 30 21 35 24 19 129
(U.S.) WA WASHINGTON 14 37 25 21 31 128
(U.S.) NJ NEW JERSEY 24 26 22 16 16 104
(U.S.) CO COLORADO 23 27 22 20 7 99
(U.S.) OR OREGON 30 19 11 16 17 93
(U.S.) MN MINNESOTA 16 13 17 18 26 90
(U.S.) CT CONNECTICUT 15 28 12 16 7 78
(U.S.) PA PENNSYLVANIA 13 11 20 12 18 74
(U.S.) FL FLORIDA 15 13 11 18 14 71
(U.S.) AZ ARIZONA 12 20 9 8 14 63
(U.S.) VA VIRGINIA 8 13 6 16 7 50
(U.S.) OH OHIO 12 10 14 6 7 49
(U.S.) IL ILLINOIS 7 6 9 15 9 46
(U.S.) NM NEW MEXICO 5 16 6 5 11 43
(U.S.) MD MARYLAND 5 7 9 9 10 40
(U.S.) NC NORTH CAROLINA 6 11 7 5 7 36
(U.S.) GA GEORGIA 2 7 10 11 5 35
(U.S.) IN INDIANA 2 4 5 7 12 30
(U.S.) NH NEW HAMPSHIRE 4 3 4 4 12 27
(U.S.) UT UTAH 4 6 9 2 4 25
(U.S.) ID IDAHO 2 9 8 2 3 24
(U.S.) WI WISCONSIN 5 3 4 4 7 23
(U.S.) AL ALABAMA 4 3 0 2 0 9
(U.S.) DE DELAWARE 2 3 0 1 2 8
(U.S.) SC SOUTH CAROLINA 1 1 3 1 2 8
(U.S.) TN TENNESSEE 0 2 3 3 0 8
(U.S.) WY WYOMING 2 0 3 1 2 8
(U.S.) MO MISSOURI 1 1 0 1 4 7
(U.S.) KY KENTUCKY 1 3 0 0 2 6
(U.S.) NV NEVADA 0 2 1 3 0 6
(U.S.) RI RHODE ISLAND 1 3 1 1 0 6
(U.S.) HI HAWAII 2 0 1 1 1 5
(U.S.) IA IOWA 2 0 1 0 2 5
(U.S.) VT VERMONT 1 0 1 2 1 5
(U.S.) NE NEBRASKA 0 0 0 2 2 4
(U.S.) MT MONTANA 1 0 0 1 1 3
(U.S.) WV WEST VIRGINIA 0 1 0 0 2 3
(U.S.) DC DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 0 0 1 1 0 2
(U.S.) LA LOUISIANA 0 1 0 1 0 2
(U.S.) OK OKLAHOMA 0 0 1 1 0 2
(U.S.) AK ALASKA 1 0 0 0 0 1
(U.S.) KS KANSAS 1 0 0 0 0 1
(U.S.)   -- Subtotal -- 620 735 641 615 583 3194
 
(Foreign) JPX JAPAN 849 932 916 773 846 4316
(Foreign) TWX TAIWAN 143 194 218 182 253 990
(Foreign) DEX GERMANY 121 145 130 105 148 649
(Foreign) KRX KOREA, SOUTH 99 115 126 119 143 602
(Foreign) FRX FRANCE 28 35 29 39 42 173
(Foreign) GBX UNITED KINGDOM 19 36 30 43 43 171
(Foreign) CAX CANADA 25 38 23 15 26 127
(Foreign) ILX ISRAEL 21 24 22 15 21 103
(Foreign) NLX NETHERLANDS 34 22 21 12 14 103
(Foreign) CHX SWITZERLAND 21 17 23 9 26 96
(Foreign) CNX CHINA, PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF 7 16 19 24 30 96
(Foreign) SEX SWEDEN 4 9 11 6 5 35
(Foreign) AUX AUSTRALIA 3 7 7 3 11 31
(Foreign) HKX CHINA, HONG KONG S.A.R. 5 5 4 6 6 26
(Foreign) ITX ITALY 4 6 5 5 6 26
(Foreign) ATX AUSTRIA 4 3 6 5 2 20
(Foreign) ESX SPAIN 3 1 3 6 3 16
(Foreign) FIX FINLAND 2 2 1 7 4 16
(Foreign) BEX BELGIUM 4 1 4 2 3 14
(Foreign) SGX SINGAPORE 3 4 2 1 3 13
(Foreign) DKX DENMARK 1 2 2 3 3 11
(Foreign) HUX HUNGARY 1 4 3 1 2 11
(Foreign) NOX NORWAY 0 2 2 3 2 9
(Foreign) INX INDIA 1 1 1 1 4 8
(Foreign) RUX RUSSIAN FEDERATION 0 4 2 1 1 8
(Foreign) IEX IRELAND 2 1 1 1 1 6
(Foreign) MXX MEXICO 1 0 0 2 1 4
(Foreign) NZX NEW ZEALAND 0 2 0 0 1 3
(Foreign) PTX PORTUGAL 0 0 0 2 1 3
(Foreign) THX THAILAND 0 0 1 1 1 3
(Foreign) EGX EGYPT 0 0 1 0 1 2
(Foreign) TRX TURKEY 2 0 0 0 0 2
(Foreign) KEX KENYA 0 0 0 0 1 1
(Foreign) KWX KUWAIT 0 0 0 1 0 1
(Foreign) LIX LIECHTENSTEIN 0 1 0 0 0 1
(Foreign) LTX LITHUANIA 0 1 0 0 0 1
(Foreign) ROX ROMANIA 1 0 0 0 0 1
(Foreign) SAX SAUDI ARABIA 0 0 0 1 0 1
(Foreign) SIX SLOVENIA 0 0 0 1 0 1
(Foreign)   -- Subtotal -- 1408 1630 1613 1395 1654 7700
 
(ALL) ALL All Regions, U.S. and Foreign 2028 2365 2254 2010 2237 10894



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