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The State @ Tuesday October 20, 2015

This week USPTO granted 62 utility, design, and plant patents to Maryland-based inventors. This is the work of 116 named inventors from 60 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 Maryland-based inventors or companies shows 1126 patents granted to Maryland inventors and 57 patents identified titleholders (assignees) who worked with inventors from the State. Of the entities granted patents, 17 identified their location as being in Maryland.


From The Map Room

This Week

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

So Far This Year

The year-to-date heatmap of Maryland inventors. The year-to-date heatmap of Maryland assignees (titleholders).
The year-to-date location and concentration of Maryland inventors (left) and Maryland 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 13
      Electrical 20
      Mechanical 8
Design 1
Plant 0
Life Sciences 22
A: Human Necessities 2
B: Operations & Transport 4
C: Chemistry & Metallurgy 9
D: Textiles & Paper 1
E: Fixed Constructions 2
F: Mechanical Engineering 3
G: Physics 9
H: Electricity 11

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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
19 Oregon 44
20 Maryland 42
21 Connecticut 39

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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
17 Arizona 62
17 Maryland 62
18 Virginia 61

Way Better US Rank →

Way Better Count
Patents by Type Count
Total Utility 61
      Chemical 16
      Electrical 33
      Mechanical 12
Design 1
Plant 0
Life Sciences 32
A: Human Necessities 5
B: Operations & Transport 6
C: Chemistry & Metallurgy 10
D: Textiles & Paper 1
E: Fixed Constructions 2
F: Mechanical Engineering 4
G: Physics 15
H: Electricity 18

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
2 5 A: Human Necessities 2 0 5 7
4 6 B: Operations & Transport 9 0 6 15
9 10 C: Chemistry & Metallurgy 15 1 0 16
1 1 D: Textiles & Paper 3 0 0 3
2 2 E: Fixed Constructions 0 0 2 2
3 4 F: Mechanical Engineering 0 6 4 10
9 15 G: Physics 1 19 1 21
11 18 H: Electricity 0 41 0 41
41 61 Total 30 67 18 115

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This Week's Patent Activity

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