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U.S. Patent Statistics Data
Total number of Patents filed in the U.S. 5,087,834
Patents filed in 2013 302,962
Patents filed before 1993 1272937
Average number of patents filed each year in the U.S. (20 Year Average) 242,277
U.S. Patent Statistics For 2013 Data
Applied For  
Utility patent applications (Inventions) 571,612
Design patent applications 36,034
Plant patent applications 1,406
Granted  
Utility patents granted 277,835
Design patents granted 23,468
Plant patents granted 847
Patent granting approval rate 48 %
Patent grants to foreign residents 154,891
Categories With The Most Patents Filed Number of Patents
Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions 106034
Semiconductor Device Manufacturing: Process 91833
Active Solid-State Devices (e.g., Transistors, Solid-State Diodes) 89442
Multiplex Communications 74963
Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 72444
Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 72258
Telecommunications 60581
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Statistic Sources & References
Sources: USPTO, Statistic Brain Research Institute
Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: March 6, 2015

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