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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 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 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Total
(U.S.) CA CALIFORNIA 255 213 205 161 206 1040
(U.S.) NY NEW YORK 53 49 54 43 57 256
(U.S.) MI MICHIGAN 44 41 51 53 53 242
(U.S.) MA MASSACHUSETTS 53 47 28 42 33 203
(U.S.) WA WASHINGTON 37 25 21 31 41 155
(U.S.) TX TEXAS 21 35 24 19 28 127
(U.S.) CO COLORADO 27 22 20 7 29 105
(U.S.) NJ NEW JERSEY 26 22 16 16 18 98
(U.S.) MN MINNESOTA 13 17 18 26 23 97
(U.S.) FL FLORIDA 13 11 18 14 25 81
(U.S.) OR OREGON 19 11 16 17 17 80
(U.S.) AZ ARIZONA 20 9 8 14 25 76
(U.S.) PA PENNSYLVANIA 11 20 12 18 14 75
(U.S.) CT CONNECTICUT 28 12 16 7 11 74
(U.S.) VA VIRGINIA 13 6 16 7 16 58
(U.S.) IL ILLINOIS 6 9 15 9 13 52
(U.S.) OH OHIO 10 14 6 7 14 51
(U.S.) MD MARYLAND 7 9 9 10 13 48
(U.S.) GA GEORGIA 7 10 11 5 12 45
(U.S.) NM NEW MEXICO 16 6 5 11 4 42
(U.S.) NC NORTH CAROLINA 11 7 5 7 7 37
(U.S.) UT UTAH 6 9 2 4 11 32
(U.S.) IN INDIANA 4 5 7 12 2 30
(U.S.) NH NEW HAMPSHIRE 3 4 4 12 7 30
(U.S.) ID IDAHO 9 8 2 3 1 23
(U.S.) WI WISCONSIN 3 4 4 7 1 19
(U.S.) SC SOUTH CAROLINA 1 3 1 2 5 12
(U.S.) NV NEVADA 2 1 3 0 5 11
(U.S.) MO MISSOURI 1 0 1 4 3 9
(U.S.) KY KENTUCKY 3 0 0 2 3 8
(U.S.) TN TENNESSEE 2 3 3 0 0 8
(U.S.) WY WYOMING 0 3 1 2 2 8
(U.S.) DE DELAWARE 3 0 1 2 1 7
(U.S.) VT VERMONT 0 1 2 1 3 7
(U.S.) RI RHODE ISLAND 3 1 1 0 1 6
(U.S.) AL ALABAMA 3 0 2 0 0 5
(U.S.) HI HAWAII 0 1 1 1 1 4
(U.S.) IA IOWA 0 1 0 2 1 4
(U.S.) NE NEBRASKA 0 0 2 2 0 4
(U.S.) LA LOUISIANA 1 0 1 0 1 3
(U.S.) MT MONTANA 0 0 1 1 1 3
(U.S.) OK OKLAHOMA 0 1 1 0 1 3
(U.S.) WV WEST VIRGINIA 1 0 0 2 0 3
(U.S.) DC DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 0 1 1 0 0 2
(U.S.)   -- Subtotal -- 735 641 615 583 709 3283
 
(Foreign) JPX JAPAN 932 916 773 846 818 4285
(Foreign) TWX TAIWAN 194 218 182 253 239 1086
(Foreign) DEX GERMANY 145 130 105 148 156 684
(Foreign) KRX KOREA, SOUTH 115 126 119 143 167 670
(Foreign) GBX UNITED KINGDOM 36 30 43 43 44 196
(Foreign) FRX FRANCE 35 29 39 42 29 174
(Foreign) CAX CANADA 38 23 15 26 30 132
(Foreign) CNX CHINA, PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF 16 19 24 30 41 130
(Foreign) ILX ISRAEL 24 22 15 21 27 109
(Foreign) CHX SWITZERLAND 17 23 9 26 14 89
(Foreign) NLX NETHERLANDS 22 21 12 14 20 89
(Foreign) SEX SWEDEN 9 11 6 5 9 40
(Foreign) AUX AUSTRALIA 7 7 3 11 1 29
(Foreign) ITX ITALY 6 5 5 6 5 27
(Foreign) HKX CHINA, HONG KONG S.A.R. 5 4 6 6 4 25
(Foreign) ATX AUSTRIA 3 6 5 2 6 22
(Foreign) BEX BELGIUM 1 4 2 3 10 20
(Foreign) FIX FINLAND 2 1 7 4 4 18
(Foreign) ESX SPAIN 1 3 6 3 3 16
(Foreign) DKX DENMARK 2 2 3 3 3 13
(Foreign) HUX HUNGARY 4 3 1 2 2 12
(Foreign) SGX SINGAPORE 4 2 1 3 2 12
(Foreign) NOX NORWAY 2 2 3 2 1 10
(Foreign) INX INDIA 1 1 1 4 2 9
(Foreign) RUX RUSSIAN FEDERATION 4 2 1 1 0 8
(Foreign) IEX IRELAND 1 1 1 1 2 6
(Foreign) MXX MEXICO 0 0 2 1 1 4
(Foreign) PTX PORTUGAL 0 0 2 1 1 4
(Foreign) EGX EGYPT 0 1 0 1 1 3
(Foreign) NZX NEW ZEALAND 2 0 0 1 0 3
(Foreign) THX THAILAND 0 1 1 1 0 3
(Foreign) CZX CZECH REPUBLIC 0 0 0 0 2 2
(Foreign) BGX BULGARIA 0 0 0 0 1 1
(Foreign) GRX GREECE 0 0 0 0 1 1
(Foreign) KEX KENYA 0 0 0 1 0 1
(Foreign) KWX KUWAIT 0 0 1 0 0 1
(Foreign) LIX LIECHTENSTEIN 1 0 0 0 0 1
(Foreign) LTX LITHUANIA 1 0 0 0 0 1
(Foreign) MYX MALAYSIA 0 0 0 0 1 1
(Foreign) SAX SAUDI ARABIA 0 0 1 0 0 1
(Foreign) SIX SLOVENIA 0 0 1 0 0 1
(Foreign)   -- Subtotal -- 1630 1613 1395 1654 1647 7939
 
(ALL) ALL All Regions, U.S. and Foreign 2365 2254 2010 2237 2356 11222



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