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The State @ Tuesday October 20, 2015

This week USPTO granted 24 utility, design, and plant patents to South Carolina-based inventors. This is the work of 44 named inventors from 27 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 South Carolina-based inventors or companies shows 577 patents granted to South Carolina inventors and 19 patents identified titleholders (assignees) who worked with inventors from the State. Of the entities granted patents, 5 identified their location as being in South Carolina.


From The Map Room

This Week

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

So Far This Year

The year-to-date heatmap of South Carolina inventors. The year-to-date heatmap of South Carolina assignees (titleholders).
The year-to-date location and concentration of South Carolina inventors (left) and South Carolina 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 19
      Chemical 9
      Electrical 3
      Mechanical 7
Design 1
Plant 0
Life Sciences 9
A: Human Necessities 1
B: Operations & Transport 6
C: Chemistry & Metallurgy 5
D: Textiles & Paper 0
E: Fixed Constructions 1
F: Mechanical Engineering 3
G: Physics 2
H: Electricity 1

US Box Scores →

Official State Ranking
Rank State Count
1 California 918
2 Texas 218
3 New York 192
4 Washington 152
5 Massachusetts 128
24 Missouri 27
25 South Carolina 20
26 Nevada 19

All State Rankings →

Way Better Ranking
Rank State Count
1 California 1070
2 Texas 265
3 New York 257
4 Massachusetts 195
5 Washington 182
22 Tennessee 27
23 South Carolina 24
24 Nevada 23

Way Better US Rank →

Way Better Count
Patents by Type Count
Total Utility 23
      Chemical 11
      Electrical 4
      Mechanical 8
Design 1
Plant 0
Life Sciences 11
A: Human Necessities 3
B: Operations & Transport 6
C: Chemistry & Metallurgy 5
D: Textiles & Paper 0
E: Fixed Constructions 1
F: Mechanical Engineering 4
G: Physics 2
H: Electricity 2

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 3 A: Human Necessities 2 0 1 3
6 6 B: Operations & Transport 3 3 4 10
5 5 C: Chemistry & Metallurgy 14 0 0 14
0 0 D: Textiles & Paper 0 0 0 0
1 1 E: Fixed Constructions 0 0 1 1
3 4 F: Mechanical Engineering 1 0 5 6
2 2 G: Physics 2 3 0 5
1 2 H: Electricity 0 4 0 4
19 23 Total 22 10 11 43

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This Week's Patent Activity

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