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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 398, Optical Communications

( 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 116 113 125 117 155 626
(U.S.) NJ NEW JERSEY 45 59 66 82 79 331
(U.S.) TX TEXAS 36 33 42 56 54 221
(U.S.) MD MARYLAND 22 20 24 15 18 99
(U.S.) MA MASSACHUSETTS 16 10 29 18 14 87
(U.S.) MN MINNESOTA 4 12 12 11 17 56
(U.S.) NY NEW YORK 16 11 8 15 5 55
(U.S.) GA GEORGIA 13 5 11 9 16 54
(U.S.) IL ILLINOIS 7 6 10 8 18 49
(U.S.) PA PENNSYLVANIA 8 8 8 9 8 41
(U.S.) FL FLORIDA 3 7 4 5 15 34
(U.S.) WA WASHINGTON 2 7 7 8 6 30
(U.S.) NC NORTH CAROLINA 7 4 7 8 3 29
(U.S.) VA VIRGINIA 4 3 2 4 6 19
(U.S.) OR OREGON 6 3 2 2 5 18
(U.S.) AZ ARIZONA 2 1 2 6 3 14
(U.S.) NH NEW HAMPSHIRE 3 5 1 2 3 14
(U.S.) CO COLORADO 1 1 2 2 5 11
(U.S.) IN INDIANA 3 2 3 0 2 10
(U.S.) MO MISSOURI 0 7 0 1 2 10
(U.S.) NM NEW MEXICO 2 3 2 2 1 10
(U.S.) CT CONNECTICUT 1 1 3 3 1 9
(U.S.) OH OHIO 3 2 0 2 2 9
(U.S.) IA IOWA 2 1 3 1 0 7
(U.S.) KS KANSAS 3 0 0 1 2 6
(U.S.) MI MICHIGAN 1 2 0 0 3 6
(U.S.) WI WISCONSIN 1 0 2 1 2 6
(U.S.) AL ALABAMA 0 0 0 0 3 3
(U.S.) ME MAINE 0 1 1 1 0 3
(U.S.) DC DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 0 0 1 0 1 2
(U.S.) ID IDAHO 1 0 1 0 0 2
(U.S.) RI RHODE ISLAND 0 0 1 1 0 2
(U.S.) AR ARKANSAS 0 0 0 1 0 1
(U.S.) DE DELAWARE 0 0 0 0 1 1
(U.S.) MS MISSISSIPPI 0 0 1 0 0 1
(U.S.) OK OKLAHOMA 0 0 1 0 0 1
(U.S.) UT UTAH 0 0 0 1 0 1
(U.S.) VT VERMONT 0 0 1 0 0 1
(U.S.)   -- Subtotal -- 328 327 382 392 450 1879
 
(Foreign) JPX JAPAN 146 198 198 251 195 988
(Foreign) KRX KOREA, SOUTH 28 28 45 36 48 185
(Foreign) DEX GERMANY 23 31 25 27 40 146
(Foreign) CAX CANADA 25 29 25 32 26 137
(Foreign) CNX CHINA, PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF 8 13 26 42 48 137
(Foreign) GBX UNITED KINGDOM 21 21 12 16 23 93
(Foreign) ITX ITALY 9 10 17 23 28 87
(Foreign) TWX TAIWAN 7 10 6 22 14 59
(Foreign) ILX ISRAEL 4 10 7 11 21 53
(Foreign) FRX FRANCE 13 14 6 8 9 50
(Foreign) SEX SWEDEN 5 3 1 2 7 18
(Foreign) AUX AUSTRALIA 0 3 1 6 3 13
(Foreign) NLX NETHERLANDS 2 4 0 4 3 13
(Foreign) SGX SINGAPORE 2 2 1 6 2 13
(Foreign) FIX FINLAND 5 1 1 1 0 8
(Foreign) ATX AUSTRIA 0 1 1 5 0 7
(Foreign) BEX BELGIUM 0 0 0 3 3 6
(Foreign) INX INDIA 1 1 0 0 4 6
(Foreign) RUX RUSSIAN FEDERATION 1 0 2 2 1 6
(Foreign) CHX SWITZERLAND 0 1 2 1 1 5
(Foreign) ESX SPAIN 0 0 2 2 1 5
(Foreign) IEX IRELAND 1 0 0 0 3 4
(Foreign) ARX ARGENTINA 1 0 1 0 1 3
(Foreign) BRX BRAZIL 1 0 0 1 1 3
(Foreign) DKX DENMARK 1 0 0 1 1 3
(Foreign) PTX PORTUGAL 0 2 0 0 1 3
(Foreign) HKX CHINA, HONG KONG S.A.R. 1 1 0 0 0 2
(Foreign) HUX HUNGARY 1 0 0 1 0 2
(Foreign) NOX NORWAY 0 0 2 0 0 2
(Foreign) CZX CZECH REPUBLIC 0 0 0 0 1 1
(Foreign) LUX LUXEMBOURG 0 1 0 0 0 1
(Foreign) MXX MEXICO 0 0 0 1 0 1
(Foreign) MYX MALAYSIA 0 0 0 0 1 1
(Foreign) PLX POLAND 0 0 0 1 0 1
(Foreign)   -- Subtotal -- 306 384 381 505 486 2062
 
(ALL) ALL All Regions, U.S. and Foreign 634 711 763 897 936 3941



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