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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 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 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Total
(U.S.) CA CALIFORNIA 113 125 117 155 193 703
(U.S.) NJ NEW JERSEY 59 66 82 79 101 387
(U.S.) TX TEXAS 33 42 56 54 47 232
(U.S.) MD MARYLAND 20 24 15 18 23 100
(U.S.) MA MASSACHUSETTS 10 29 18 14 14 85
(U.S.) MN MINNESOTA 12 12 11 17 12 64
(U.S.) NY NEW YORK 11 8 15 5 17 56
(U.S.) GA GEORGIA 5 11 9 16 8 49
(U.S.) IL ILLINOIS 6 10 8 18 6 48
(U.S.) FL FLORIDA 7 4 5 15 10 41
(U.S.) PA PENNSYLVANIA 8 8 9 8 8 41
(U.S.) WA WASHINGTON 7 7 8 6 9 37
(U.S.) NC NORTH CAROLINA 4 7 8 3 7 29
(U.S.) VA VIRGINIA 3 2 4 6 4 19
(U.S.) OR OREGON 3 2 2 5 4 16
(U.S.) AZ ARIZONA 1 2 6 3 3 15
(U.S.) NH NEW HAMPSHIRE 5 1 2 3 4 15
(U.S.) OH OHIO 2 0 2 2 9 15
(U.S.) CO COLORADO 1 2 2 5 2 12
(U.S.) CT CONNECTICUT 1 3 3 1 4 12
(U.S.) MO MISSOURI 7 0 1 2 1 11
(U.S.) NM NEW MEXICO 3 2 2 1 1 9
(U.S.) AL ALABAMA 0 0 0 3 5 8
(U.S.) IN INDIANA 2 3 0 2 1 8
(U.S.) IA IOWA 1 3 1 0 2 7
(U.S.) KS KANSAS 0 0 1 2 3 6
(U.S.) WI WISCONSIN 0 2 1 2 1 6
(U.S.) MI MICHIGAN 2 0 0 3 0 5
(U.S.) ID IDAHO 0 1 0 0 3 4
(U.S.) ME MAINE 1 1 1 0 0 3
(U.S.) RI RHODE ISLAND 0 1 1 0 1 3
(U.S.) DC DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 0 1 0 1 0 2
(U.S.) DE DELAWARE 0 0 0 1 1 2
(U.S.) AR ARKANSAS 0 0 1 0 0 1
(U.S.) MS MISSISSIPPI 0 1 0 0 0 1
(U.S.) OK OKLAHOMA 0 1 0 0 0 1
(U.S.) UT UTAH 0 0 1 0 0 1
(U.S.) VT VERMONT 0 1 0 0 0 1
(U.S.)   -- Subtotal -- 327 382 392 450 504 2055
 
(Foreign) JPX JAPAN 198 198 251 195 229 1071
(Foreign) CNX CHINA, PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF 13 26 42 48 83 212
(Foreign) KRX KOREA, SOUTH 28 45 36 48 46 203
(Foreign) DEX GERMANY 31 25 27 40 62 185
(Foreign) CAX CANADA 29 25 32 26 43 155
(Foreign) ITX ITALY 10 17 23 28 36 114
(Foreign) GBX UNITED KINGDOM 21 12 16 23 22 94
(Foreign) ILX ISRAEL 10 7 11 21 22 71
(Foreign) TWX TAIWAN 10 6 22 14 16 68
(Foreign) FRX FRANCE 14 6 8 9 6 43
(Foreign) SEX SWEDEN 3 1 2 7 11 24
(Foreign) NLX NETHERLANDS 4 0 4 3 9 20
(Foreign) AUX AUSTRALIA 3 1 6 3 5 18
(Foreign) SGX SINGAPORE 2 1 6 2 1 12
(Foreign) INX INDIA 1 0 0 4 4 9
(Foreign) ATX AUSTRIA 1 1 5 0 1 8
(Foreign) BEX BELGIUM 0 0 3 3 2 8
(Foreign) CHX SWITZERLAND 1 2 1 1 2 7
(Foreign) IEX IRELAND 0 0 0 3 4 7
(Foreign) RUX RUSSIAN FEDERATION 0 2 2 1 1 6
(Foreign) ESX SPAIN 0 2 2 1 0 5
(Foreign) FIX FINLAND 1 1 1 0 2 5
(Foreign) ARX ARGENTINA 0 1 0 1 2 4
(Foreign) DKX DENMARK 0 0 1 1 2 4
(Foreign) HUX HUNGARY 0 0 1 0 2 3
(Foreign) NOX NORWAY 0 2 0 0 1 3
(Foreign) PTX PORTUGAL 2 0 0 1 0 3
(Foreign) BRX BRAZIL 0 0 1 1 0 2
(Foreign) HKX CHINA, HONG KONG S.A.R. 1 0 0 0 1 2
(Foreign) MXX MEXICO 0 0 1 0 1 2
(Foreign) CZX CZECH REPUBLIC 0 0 0 1 0 1
(Foreign) GRX GREECE 0 0 0 0 1 1
(Foreign) IRX IRAN 0 0 0 0 1 1
(Foreign) LUX LUXEMBOURG 1 0 0 0 0 1
(Foreign) MYX MALAYSIA 0 0 0 1 0 1
(Foreign) PLX POLAND 0 0 1 0 0 1
(Foreign) ZAX SOUTH AFRICA 0 0 0 0 1 1
(Foreign)   -- Subtotal -- 384 381 505 486 619 2375
 
(ALL) ALL All Regions, U.S. and Foreign 711 763 897 936 1123 4430



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