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The State @ Tuesday October 20, 2015

This week USPTO granted 3 utility, design, and plant patents to Maine-based inventors. This is the work of 5 named inventors from 3 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 Maine-based inventors or companies shows 114 patents granted to Maine inventors and 12 patents identified titleholders (assignees) who worked with inventors from the State. Of the entities granted patents, 6 identified their location as being in Maine.


From The Map Room

This Week

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

So Far This Year

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

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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
39 West Virginia 4
40 Maine 3
41 South Dakota 2

Way Better US Rank →

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

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

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This Week's Patent Activity

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