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The State @ Tuesday October 20, 2015

This week USPTO granted 15 utility, design, and plant patents to Alabama-based inventors. This is the work of 21 named inventors from 14 State municipalities. These numbers are based on the Way Better Count method of tracking patents and inventors.

As of October 20, 2015, the year to date Way Better Count of all patents granted to Alabama-based inventors or companies shows 271 patents granted to Alabama inventors and 16 patents identified titleholders (assignees) who worked with inventors from the State. Of the entities granted patents, 3 identified their location as being in Alabama.


From The Map Room

This Week

This week's patent heatmap of Alabama inventors. This week's patent heatmap of Alabama patent owners (assignees).
The location and concentration of Alabama inventors (left) and Alabama companies, universities and entities (right) that received patents on October 20, 2015.

So Far This Year

The year-to-date heatmap of Alabama inventors. The year-to-date heatmap of Alabama assignees (titleholders).
The year-to-date location and concentration of Alabama inventors (left) and Alabama companies, universities and entities (right) that received patents as of October 20, 2015.

US Patent Box Scores

Official Count
Patents by Type Count
Total Utility 10
      Chemical 6
      Electrical 2
      Mechanical 2
Design 2
Plant 0
Life Sciences 8
A: Human Necessities 1
B: Operations & Transport 2
C: Chemistry & Metallurgy 2
D: Textiles & Paper 0
E: Fixed Constructions 1
F: Mechanical Engineering 0
G: Physics 3
H: Electricity 1

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Official State Ranking
Rank State Count
1 California 918
2 Texas 218
3 New York 192
4 Washington 152
5 Massachusetts 128
29 New Hampshire 13
30 Alabama 12
30 New Mexico 12

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Way Better Ranking
Rank State Count
1 California 1070
2 Texas 265
3 New York 257
4 Massachusetts 195
5 Washington 182
29 New Mexico 17
30 Alabama 15
31 Rhode Island 12

Way Better US Rank →

Way Better Count
Patents by Type Count
Total Utility 13
      Chemical 7
      Electrical 3
      Mechanical 3
Design 2
Plant 0
Life Sciences 9
A: Human Necessities 1
B: Operations & Transport 2
C: Chemistry & Metallurgy 3
D: Textiles & Paper 0
E: Fixed Constructions 1
F: Mechanical Engineering 1
G: Physics 3
H: Electricity 2

US Inventors →

Official count and ranking are based on the First-Named Inventor on the patent. The Way Better count and ranking are based on all inventors on the patent.

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Cooperative Patent Classification Perspective

CPC to USPC Domain Harmonization
Official Count Way Better Count CPC Section Chemical Electrical Mechanical Total
1 1 A: Human Necessities 2 0 0 2
2 2 B: Operations & Transport 3 0 0 3
2 3 C: Chemistry & Metallurgy 3 0 0 3
0 0 D: Textiles & Paper 0 0 0 0
1 1 E: Fixed Constructions 0 0 2 2
0 1 F: Mechanical Engineering 0 0 1 1
3 3 G: Physics 2 1 3 6
1 2 H: Electricity 0 2 0 2
10 13 Total 10 3 6 19

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This Week's Patent Activity

An overview of this week's patent grants to Alabama-based inventors, companies and other entities based in Alabama; and patents granted to entities outside Alabama where an inventor from the State was identified on the patent.

Location, Location, Location

The Geography & Topology of Innovation

Where does innovation take place in Alabama? Who do these inventors, scientists, scholars and technologists earning patents this week work for? Who do Alabama businesses collaborate with around the globe? In today's information-based innovation economy global co-inventorship and cross-border collaboration is increasingly important.


Innovation Snapshot

A Look at This Week's Inventions

This Week's Featured Patents


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