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Patent Technology Monitoring Team (PTMT)


U.S. Patent Statistics Chart
Calendar Years 1963 - 2013

The following table displays the calendar year along with counts of patent applications and grants, by document category:
Year of Application or Grant Utility Patent Applications, U.S. Origin Utility Patent Applications, Foreign Origin Utility Patent Applications, Foreign Origin Percent Share Utility Patent Applications, All Origin Total Design Patent Applications Plant Patent Applications Total Patent Applications *   Utility Patent Grants, U.S. Origin Utility Patent Grants, Foreign Origin Utility Patent Grants, Foreign Origin Percent Share Utility Patent Grants, All Origin Total Design Patent Grants Plant Patent Grants Reissue Patent Grants Total Patent Grants Total Patent Grants, Foreign Origin Percent Share * Year of Application or Grant
2013 n/a ** n/a ** n/a ** n/a ** n/a ** n/a ** n/a **   133,593 144,242 51.9 277,835 23,468 847 798 302,948 51 2013
2012 268,782 274,033 50.5 542,815 32,799 1,149 576,763   121,026 132,129 52.2 253,155 21,951 860 822 276,788 52 2012
2011 247,750 255,832 50.8 503,582 30,467 1,139 535,188   108,622 115,883 51.6 224,505 21,356 823 1,029 247,713 51 2011
2010 241,977 248,249 50.6 490,226 29,059 992 520,277   107,791 111,823 50.9 219,614 22,799 981 947 244,341 50 2010
2009 224,912 231,194 50.7 456,106 25,806 959 482,871   82,382 84,967 50.8 167,349 23,116 1,009 453 191,927 50 2009
2008 231,588 224,733 49.2 456,321 27,782 1,209 485,312   77,502 80,270 50.9 157,772 25,565 1,240 647 185,224 50 2008
2007 241,347 214,807 47.1 456,154 27,752 1,049 484,955   79,526 77,756 49.4 157,282 24,062 1,047 508 182,899 49 2007
2006 221,784 204,183 47.9 425,967 25,515 1,151 452,633   89,823 83,949 48.3 173,772 20,965 1,149 519 196,405 48 2006
2005 207,867 182,866 46.8 390,733 25,553 1,222 417,508   74,637 69,169 48.1 143,806 12,951 716 245 157,718 48 2005
2004 189,536 167,407 46.9 356,943 23,975 1,221 382,139   84,270 80,020 48.7 164,290 15,695 1,016 298 181,299 48 2004
2003 188,941 153,500 44.8 342,441 22,602 1,000 366,043   87,893 81,130 48.0 169,023 16,574 994 421 187,012 47 2003
2002 184,245 150,200 44.9 334,445 20,904 1,144 356,493   86,971 80,360 48.0 167,331 15,451 1,133 460 184,375 47 2002
2001 177,511 148,997 45.6 326,508 18,280 944 345,732   87,600 78,435 47.2 166,035 16,871 584 480 183,970 46 2001
2000 164,795 131,131 44.3 295,926 18,292 797 315,015   85,068 72,426 46.0 157,494 17,413 548 524 175,979 45 2000
1999 149,825 120,362 44.5 270,187 17,761 863 288,811   83,906 69,579 45.3 153,485 14,732 420 448 169,085 44 1999
1998 135,483 107,579 44.3 243,062 17,107 720 260,889   80,289 67,228 45.6 147,517 14,766 561 298 163,142 44 1998
1997 120,445 94,812 44.0 215,257 16,546 621 232,424   61,708 50,276 44.9 111,984 11,414 394 277 124,069 44 1997
1996 106,892 88,295 45.2 195,187 15,161 665 211,013   61,104 48,541 44.3 109,645 11,410 362 279 121,696 43 1996
1995 123,958 88,419 41.6 212,377 15,409 452 228,238   55,739 45,680 45.0 101,419 11,712 387 316 113,834 43 1995
1994 107,233 82,624 43.5 189,857 15,774 459 206,090   56,066 45,610 44.9 101,676 11,095 499 317 113,587 43 1994
1993 99,955 74,788 42.8 174,743 13,635 361 188,739   53,231 45,111 45.9 98,342 10,630 442 332 109,746 44 1993
1992 92,425 80,650 46.6 173,075 13,078 354 186,507   52,253 45,191 46.4 97,444 9,269 321 360 107,394 45 1992
1991 87,955 76,351 46.5 164,306 13,061 463 177,830   51,177 45,334 47.0 96,511 9,569 353 263 106,696 46 1991
1990 90,643 73,915 44.9 164,558 11,288 418 176,264   47,391 42,974 47.6 90,365 8,024 318 370 99,077 47 1990
1989 82,370 70,380 46.1 152,750 12,615 383 165,748   50,185 45,352 47.5 95,537 6,092 587 317 102,533 47 1989
1988 75,192 64,633 46.2 139,825 11,289 377 151,491   40,497 37,427 48.0 77,924 5,679 425 244 84,272 47 1988
1987 68,315 59,602 46.6 127,917 11,153 385 139,455   43,520 39,432 47.5 82,952 5,959 229 245 89,385 47 1987
1986 65,487 56,946 46.5 122,433 9,912 320 132,665   38,126 32,734 46.2 70,860 5,518 224 260 76,862 45 1986
1985 63,874 53,132 45.4 117,006 9,551 231 126,788   39,555 32,106 44.8 71,661 5,066 242 276 77,245 44 1985
1984 61,841 49,443 44.4 111,284 8,739 253 120,276   38,367 28,833 42.9 67,200 4,938 212 300 72,650 42 1984
1983 59,390 44,313 42.7 103,703 8,082 255 112,040   32,871 23,989 42.2 56,860 4,563 197 362 61,982 41 1983
1982 63,316 46,309 42.2 109,625 8,174 188 117,987   33,896 23,992 41.4 57,888 4,944 173 271 63,276 40 1982
1981 62,404 44,009 41.4 106,413 7,375 178 113,966   39,223 26,548 40.4 65,771 4,745 183 365 71,064 39 1981
1980 62,098 42,231 40.5 104,329 7,830 220 112,379   37,355 24,464 39.6 61,819 3,949 117 285 66,170 38 1980
1979 60,535 39,959 39.8 100,494 7,519 196 108,209   30,078 18,776 38.4 48,854 3,119 131 309 52,413 37 1979
1978 61,441 39,475 39.1 100,916 7,538 194 108,648   41,255 24,847 37.6 66,102 3,862 186 364 70,514 37 1978
1977 62,863 38,068 37.7 100,931 7,258 188 108,377   41,484 23,785 36.4 65,269 3,929 173 410 69,781 36 1977
1976 65,050 37,294 36.4 102,344 7,061 175 109,580   44,280 25,946 36.9 70,226 4,564 176 422 75,388   1976
1975 64,445 36,569 36.2 101,014 6,292 150 107,456   46,715 25,285 35.1 72,000 4,282 150 378 76,810   1975
1974 64,093 38,445 37.5 102,538 5,318 155 108,011   50,645 25,633 33.6 76,278 4,304 261 435 81,278 33 1974
1973 66,935 37,144 35.7 104,079 5,425 118 109,622   51,500 22,643 30.5 74,143 4,033 132 314 78,622 30 1973
1972 65,943 33,355 33.6 99,298 5,867 135 105,300   51,518 23,292 31.1 74,810 2,901 199 275 78,185 30 1972
1971 71,089 33,640 32.1 104,729 6,211 155 111,095   55,976 22,341 28.5 78,317 3,156 71 246 81,790 28 1971
1970 72,343 30,832 29.9 103,175 5,996 188 109,359   47,072 17,357 26.9 64,429 3,214 52 269 67,964 26 1970
1969 68,243 30,507 30.9 98,750 5,496 111 104,357   50,394 17,165 25.4 67,559 3,335 103 233 71,230 25 * 1969
1968 67,180 26,291 28.1 93,471 5,171 95 98,737   45,781 13,323 22.5 59,104 3,352 72 186 62,714 22 * 1968
1967 61,651 24,046 28.0 85,697 4,744 103 90,544   51,273 14,379 21.9 65,652 3,165 85 196 69,098 21 * 1967
1966 66,855 21,670 24.5 88,525 4,853 104 93,482   54,634 13,771 20.1 68,405 3,188 114 179 71,886 20 * 1966
1965 72,317 22,312 23.6 94,629 5,413 108 100,150   50,331 12,526 19.9 62,857 3,424 120 246 66,647 19 * 1965
1964 67,013 20,579 23.5 87,592 5,259 120 92,971   38,410 8,965 18.9 47,375 2,686 128 200 50,389 18 * 1964
1963 66,715 19,154 23.3 85,869 4,968 145 90,982   37,174 8,505 18.6 45,679 2,965 129 198 48,971 18 * 1963

NOTES:

(*) Reissue patents are excluded from counts in the "Total Patent Grants, Foreign Origin Percent Share" data column for the years 1963 to 1969; counts of applications exclude reissue patent applications.
(**) n/a: not available; finalized application breakouts by origin will be available in mid-summer.

DATA SOURCES:

Data sources for counts of patent applications:

1963 - present, utility patent applications : U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) submissions to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO); provisional applications are excluded
1963 - present, design patent applications : USPTO submissions to WIPO
1963 - 1964, plant patent applications : Statistical Abstracts (publication)
1965 - present, plant patent applications : USPTO submissions to WIPO

Data sources for counts of patent grants:

1963 - present, utility patents : TAF database
1963 - 1976, design patents : USPTO submissions to World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
1963 - 1964, plant patents : Statistical Abstracts (publication)
1965 - 1976, plant patents : USPTO submissions to WIPO
1963 - 1976, reissue patents : Annual Index Patents (publication)
1977 - present, all patent types : TAF database

Data sources for the column labeled "Total Patent Grants, Foreign Origin Percent Share":

1963 - 1974 : Statistical Abstracts (publication)
    (please note that 1963 - 1969 data exclude counts of reissue patents)
1977 - present : TAF database


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