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Total number of Patents filed in the U.S.5,087,834
Patents filed in 2013302,962
Patents filed before 19931272937
Average number of patents filed each year in the U.S. (20 Year Average)242,277
U.S. Patent Statistics For 2013Data
Applied For 
Utility patent applications (Inventions)571,612
Design patent applications36,034
Plant patent applications1,406
Granted 
Utility patents granted277,835
Design patents granted23,468
Plant patents granted847
Patent granting approval rate48 %
Patent grants to foreign residents154,891
Categories With The Most Patents FiledNumber of Patents
Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions106034
Semiconductor Device Manufacturing: Process91833
Active Solid-State Devices (e.g., Transistors, Solid-State Diodes)89442
Multiplex Communications74963
Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology72444
Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles72258
Telecommunications60581
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Sources: USPTO, Statistic Brain Research Institute
Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: March 6, 2015

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