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The State @ Tuesday October 20, 2015

This week USPTO granted 265 utility, design, and plant patents to Texas-based inventors. This is the work of 532 named inventors from 121 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 Texas-based inventors or companies shows 5260 patents granted to Texas inventors and 227 patents identified titleholders (assignees) who worked with inventors from the State. Of the entities granted patents, 101 identified their location as being in Texas.


From The Map Room

This Week

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

So Far This Year

The year-to-date heatmap of Texas inventors. The year-to-date heatmap of Texas assignees (titleholders).
The year-to-date location and concentration of Texas inventors (left) and Texas 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 212
      Chemical 24
      Electrical 108
      Mechanical 80
Design 6
Plant 0
Life Sciences 79
A: Human Necessities 21
B: Operations & Transport 20
C: Chemistry & Metallurgy 10
D: Textiles & Paper 0
E: Fixed Constructions 27
F: Mechanical Engineering 21
G: Physics 53
H: Electricity 60

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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
1 California 918
2 Texas 218
3 New York 192

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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
1 California 1070
2 Texas 265
3 New York 257

Way Better US Rank →

Way Better Count
Patents by Type Count
Total Utility 258
      Chemical 35
      Electrical 133
      Mechanical 90
Design 7
Plant 0
Life Sciences 102
A: Human Necessities 24
B: Operations & Transport 22
C: Chemistry & Metallurgy 18
D: Textiles & Paper 0
E: Fixed Constructions 33
F: Mechanical Engineering 21
G: Physics 67
H: Electricity 73

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 24 A: Human Necessities 9 6 31 46
20 22 B: Operations & Transport 7 1 33 41
10 18 C: Chemistry & Metallurgy 30 2 2 34
0 0 D: Textiles & Paper 0 0 0 0
27 33 E: Fixed Constructions 6 0 59 65
21 21 F: Mechanical Engineering 2 0 37 39
53 67 G: Physics 6 127 5 138
60 73 H: Electricity 8 145 6 159
212 258 Total 68 281 173 522

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This Week's Patent Activity

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