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The State @ Tuesday October 20, 2015

This week USPTO granted 63 utility, design, and plant patents to Indiana-based inventors. This is the work of 118 named inventors from 45 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 Indiana-based inventors or companies shows 1140 patents granted to Indiana inventors and 60 patents identified titleholders (assignees) who worked with inventors from the State. Of the entities granted patents, 35 identified their location as being in Indiana.


From The Map Room

This Week

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

So Far This Year

The year-to-date heatmap of Indiana inventors. The year-to-date heatmap of Indiana assignees (titleholders).
The year-to-date location and concentration of Indiana inventors (left) and Indiana 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 41
      Chemical 10
      Electrical 13
      Mechanical 18
Design 10
Plant 0
Life Sciences 21
A: Human Necessities 8
B: Operations & Transport 8
C: Chemistry & Metallurgy 1
D: Textiles & Paper 1
E: Fixed Constructions 2
F: Mechanical Engineering 7
G: Physics 6
H: Electricity 8

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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
16 Wisconsin 54
17 Indiana 51
18 Arizona 50

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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
15 Wisconsin 76
16 Indiana 63
17 Arizona 62

Way Better US Rank →

Way Better Count
Patents by Type Count
Total Utility 53
      Chemical 11
      Electrical 21
      Mechanical 21
Design 10
Plant 0
Life Sciences 26
A: Human Necessities 10
B: Operations & Transport 10
C: Chemistry & Metallurgy 2
D: Textiles & Paper 1
E: Fixed Constructions 2
F: Mechanical Engineering 8
G: Physics 10
H: Electricity 10

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
8 10 A: Human Necessities 4 3 15 22
8 10 B: Operations & Transport 2 6 9 17
1 2 C: Chemistry & Metallurgy 3 0 0 3
1 1 D: Textiles & Paper 0 0 4 4
2 2 E: Fixed Constructions 4 0 1 5
7 8 F: Mechanical Engineering 0 2 9 11
6 10 G: Physics 3 11 3 17
8 10 H: Electricity 4 20 0 24
41 53 Total 20 42 41 103

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This Week's Patent Activity

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