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PatentsView: Patents in the midwest region 

The Midwest has historically been an industrial powerhouse of the United States. From the map above, the top patent-producing assignees in the Midwest are located near Detroit, Chicago, and the Twin Cities of Minneapolis-St. Paul. Despite this concentration, there is strong patenting activity throughout all the states in the region.

Geographic visualization of patents in the upper midwest

Patent production in these states was relatively constant between 2013 and 2017, with the notable exception of Michigan, which saw a sharp rise after 2014. Michigan is also consistently the region’s top patent producer, followed by Illinois, Minnesota, and Ohio. Visit the PatentsView site to find additional graphics on the Midwest Region. 

The USPTO's Midwest Regional Office is located in Detroit, Michigan. This regional office gives inventors, entrepreneurs, and small businesses the added benefit of USPTO presence and enables the USPTO to work closely with intellectual property services, start-ups and job-growth accelerators in this region. Additionally, the Midwest Regional Office collaborates with local science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) organizations.  

Data for this post was provided using the PatentsView website and database


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