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The District @ Tuesday October 20, 2015

This week USPTO granted 6 utility, design, and plant patents to District of Columbia-based inventors. This is the work of 7 named inventors from 1 District 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 District of Columbia-based inventors or companies shows 125 patents granted to District of Columbia inventors and 7 patents identified titleholders (assignees) who worked with inventors from the District. Of the entities granted patents, 4 identified their location as being in District of Columbia.


From The Map Room

This Week

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

So Far This Year

The year-to-date heatmap of District of Columbia inventors. The year-to-date heatmap of District of Columbia assignees (titleholders).
The year-to-date location and concentration of District of Columbia inventors (left) and District of Columbia 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 4
      Chemical 1
      Electrical 1
      Mechanical 2
Design 1
Plant 0
Life Sciences 2
A: Human Necessities 1
B: Operations & Transport 0
C: Chemistry & Metallurgy 0
D: Textiles & Paper 1
E: Fixed Constructions 0
F: Mechanical Engineering 1
G: Physics 1
H: Electricity 0

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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
34 Arkansas 5
34 District of Columbia 5
34 Hawaii 5

All State Rankings →

Way Better Ranking
Rank State Count
1 California 1070
2 Texas 265
3 New York 257
4 Massachusetts 195
5 Washington 182
36 Delaware 7
37 District of Columbia 6
37 Hawaii 6

Way Better US Rank →

Way Better Count
Patents by Type Count
Total Utility 5
      Chemical 1
      Electrical 2
      Mechanical 2
Design 1
Plant 0
Life Sciences 3
A: Human Necessities 1
B: Operations & Transport 0
C: Chemistry & Metallurgy 0
D: Textiles & Paper 1
E: Fixed Constructions 0
F: Mechanical Engineering 1
G: Physics 1
H: Electricity 1

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 0 0 1 1
0 0 B: Operations & Transport 0 0 0 0
0 0 C: Chemistry & Metallurgy 0 0 0 0
1 1 D: Textiles & Paper 0 0 2 2
0 0 E: Fixed Constructions 0 0 0 0
1 1 F: Mechanical Engineering 0 1 0 1
1 1 G: Physics 1 0 0 1
0 1 H: Electricity 0 1 0 1
4 5 Total 1 2 3 6

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This Week's Patent Activity

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

Location, Location, Location

The Geography & Topology of Innovation

Where does innovation take place in District of Columbia? Who do these inventors, scientists, scholars and technologists earning patents this week work for? Who do District of Columbia 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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