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The State @ Tuesday October 20, 2015

This week USPTO granted 56 utility, design, and plant patents to Connecticut-based inventors. This is the work of 97 named inventors from 57 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 Connecticut-based inventors or companies shows 1461 patents granted to Connecticut inventors and 53 patents identified titleholders (assignees) who worked with inventors from the State. Of the entities granted patents, 17 identified their location as being in Connecticut.


From The Map Room

This Week

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

So Far This Year

The year-to-date heatmap of Connecticut inventors. The year-to-date heatmap of Connecticut assignees (titleholders).
The year-to-date location and concentration of Connecticut inventors (left) and Connecticut 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 39
      Chemical 8
      Electrical 14
      Mechanical 17
Design 0
Plant 0
Life Sciences 18
A: Human Necessities 5
B: Operations & Transport 4
C: Chemistry & Metallurgy 2
D: Textiles & Paper 0
E: Fixed Constructions 0
F: Mechanical Engineering 11
G: Physics 8
H: Electricity 9

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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
20 Maryland 42
21 Connecticut 39
22 Virginia 38

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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
18 Virginia 61
19 Connecticut 56
20 Missouri 38

Way Better US Rank →

Way Better Count
Patents by Type Count
Total Utility 55
      Chemical 11
      Electrical 22
      Mechanical 22
Design 1
Plant 0
Life Sciences 26
A: Human Necessities 7
B: Operations & Transport 5
C: Chemistry & Metallurgy 3
D: Textiles & Paper 0
E: Fixed Constructions 1
F: Mechanical Engineering 12
G: Physics 16
H: Electricity 11

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
5 7 A: Human Necessities 3 0 7 10
4 5 B: Operations & Transport 10 1 2 13
2 3 C: Chemistry & Metallurgy 4 0 0 4
0 0 D: Textiles & Paper 0 0 0 0
0 1 E: Fixed Constructions 0 0 1 1
11 12 F: Mechanical Engineering 2 1 31 34
8 16 G: Physics 1 18 3 22
9 11 H: Electricity 2 8 2 12
39 55 Total 22 28 46 96

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This Week's Patent Activity

An overview of this week's patent grants to Connecticut-based inventors, companies and other entities based in Connecticut; and patents granted to entities outside Connecticut 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 Connecticut? Who do these inventors, scientists, scholars and technologists earning patents this week work for? Who do Connecticut 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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