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The State @ Tuesday October 20, 2015

This week USPTO granted 145 utility, design, and plant patents to Illinois-based inventors. This is the work of 327 named inventors from 123 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 Illinois-based inventors or companies shows 3003 patents granted to Illinois inventors and 161 patents identified titleholders (assignees) who worked with inventors from the State. Of the entities granted patents, 85 identified their location as being in Illinois.


From The Map Room

This Week

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

So Far This Year

The year-to-date heatmap of Illinois inventors. The year-to-date heatmap of Illinois assignees (titleholders).
The year-to-date location and concentration of Illinois inventors (left) and Illinois 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 99
      Chemical 23
      Electrical 36
      Mechanical 40
Design 8
Plant 0
Life Sciences 44
A: Human Necessities 18
B: Operations & Transport 20
C: Chemistry & Metallurgy 10
D: Textiles & Paper 0
E: Fixed Constructions 1
F: Mechanical Engineering 13
G: Physics 19
H: Electricity 18

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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
6 Michigan 125
7 Illinois 107
8 New Jersey 104

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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
6 Michigan 146
7 Illinois 145
7 New Jersey 145

Way Better US Rank →

Way Better Count
Patents by Type Count
Total Utility 130
      Chemical 32
      Electrical 50
      Mechanical 48
Design 15
Plant 0
Life Sciences 60
A: Human Necessities 22
B: Operations & Transport 21
C: Chemistry & Metallurgy 17
D: Textiles & Paper 0
E: Fixed Constructions 1
F: Mechanical Engineering 15
G: Physics 29
H: Electricity 25

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
18 22 A: Human Necessities 44 6 9 59
20 21 B: Operations & Transport 4 0 37 41
10 17 C: Chemistry & Metallurgy 65 0 2 67
0 0 D: Textiles & Paper 0 0 0 0
1 1 E: Fixed Constructions 0 0 2 2
13 15 F: Mechanical Engineering 0 4 20 24
19 29 G: Physics 3 42 14 59
18 25 H: Electricity 0 50 1 51
99 130 Total 116 102 85 303

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This Week's Patent Activity

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