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The State @ Tuesday October 20, 2015

This week USPTO granted 95 utility, design, and plant patents to Ohio-based inventors. This is the work of 185 named inventors from 98 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 Ohio-based inventors or companies shows 2175 patents granted to Ohio inventors and 88 patents identified titleholders (assignees) who worked with inventors from the State. Of the entities granted patents, 47 identified their location as being in Ohio.


From The Map Room

This Week

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

So Far This Year

The year-to-date heatmap of Ohio inventors. The year-to-date heatmap of Ohio assignees (titleholders).
The year-to-date location and concentration of Ohio inventors (left) and Ohio 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 75
      Chemical 23
      Electrical 17
      Mechanical 35
Design 9
Plant 0
Life Sciences 40
A: Human Necessities 19
B: Operations & Transport 14
C: Chemistry & Metallurgy 9
D: Textiles & Paper 1
E: Fixed Constructions 4
F: Mechanical Engineering 9
G: Physics 14
H: Electricity 5

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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
10 Florida 90
11 Ohio 84
12 North Carolina 82

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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
10 Pennsylvania 109
11 Ohio 95
12 Georgia 89

Way Better US Rank →

Way Better Count
Patents by Type Count
Total Utility 86
      Chemical 26
      Electrical 20
      Mechanical 40
Design 9
Plant 0
Life Sciences 47
A: Human Necessities 19
B: Operations & Transport 15
C: Chemistry & Metallurgy 12
D: Textiles & Paper 1
E: Fixed Constructions 5
F: Mechanical Engineering 10
G: Physics 17
H: Electricity 7

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
19 19 A: Human Necessities 12 3 32 47
14 15 B: Operations & Transport 7 1 16 24
9 12 C: Chemistry & Metallurgy 28 0 3 31
1 1 D: Textiles & Paper 2 0 0 2
4 5 E: Fixed Constructions 0 0 7 7
9 10 F: Mechanical Engineering 0 2 20 22
14 17 G: Physics 3 25 1 29
5 7 H: Electricity 3 6 3 12
75 86 Total 55 37 82 174

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This Week's Patent Activity

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