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The State @ Tuesday October 20, 2015

This week USPTO granted 145 utility, design, and plant patents to New Jersey-based inventors. This is the work of 293 named inventors from 141 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 New Jersey-based inventors or companies shows 2995 patents granted to New Jersey inventors and 145 patents identified titleholders (assignees) who worked with inventors from the State. Of the entities granted patents, 48 identified their location as being in New Jersey.


From The Map Room

This Week

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

So Far This Year

The year-to-date heatmap of New Jersey inventors. The year-to-date heatmap of New Jersey assignees (titleholders).
The year-to-date location and concentration of New Jersey inventors (left) and New Jersey 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 96
      Chemical 21
      Electrical 53
      Mechanical 22
Design 8
Plant 0
Life Sciences 45
A: Human Necessities 21
B: Operations & Transport 7
C: Chemistry & Metallurgy 8
D: Textiles & Paper 0
E: Fixed Constructions 2
F: Mechanical Engineering 1
G: Physics 19
H: Electricity 38

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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
7 Illinois 107
8 New Jersey 104
9 Minnesota 97

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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
7 Illinois 145
7 New Jersey 145
8 Florida 116

Way Better US Rank →

Way Better Count
Patents by Type Count
Total Utility 134
      Chemical 32
      Electrical 77
      Mechanical 25
Design 11
Plant 0
Life Sciences 63
A: Human Necessities 23
B: Operations & Transport 9
C: Chemistry & Metallurgy 14
D: Textiles & Paper 0
E: Fixed Constructions 2
F: Mechanical Engineering 1
G: Physics 28
H: Electricity 57

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
21 23 A: Human Necessities 19 0 25 44
7 9 B: Operations & Transport 16 0 4 20
8 14 C: Chemistry & Metallurgy 38 0 0 38
0 0 D: Textiles & Paper 0 0 0 0
2 2 E: Fixed Constructions 0 0 2 2
1 1 F: Mechanical Engineering 0 0 1 1
19 28 G: Physics 1 34 4 39
38 57 H: Electricity 3 123 3 129
96 134 Total 77 157 39 273

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This Week's Patent Activity

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