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The State @ Tuesday October 20, 2015

This week USPTO granted 76 utility, design, and plant patents to Wisconsin-based inventors. This is the work of 142 named inventors from 72 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 Wisconsin-based inventors or companies shows 1356 patents granted to Wisconsin inventors and 54 patents identified titleholders (assignees) who worked with inventors from the State. Of the entities granted patents, 24 identified their location as being in Wisconsin.


From The Map Room

This Week

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

So Far This Year

The year-to-date heatmap of Wisconsin inventors. The year-to-date heatmap of Wisconsin assignees (titleholders).
The year-to-date location and concentration of Wisconsin inventors (left) and Wisconsin 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 38
      Chemical 6
      Electrical 12
      Mechanical 20
Design 16
Plant 0
Life Sciences 16
A: Human Necessities 10
B: Operations & Transport 11
C: Chemistry & Metallurgy 4
D: Textiles & Paper 1
E: Fixed Constructions 2
F: Mechanical Engineering 4
G: Physics 3
H: Electricity 3

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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
15 Colorado 60
16 Wisconsin 54
17 Indiana 51

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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
14 Oregon 77
15 Wisconsin 76
16 Indiana 63

Way Better US Rank →

Way Better Count
Patents by Type Count
Total Utility 58
      Chemical 11
      Electrical 19
      Mechanical 28
Design 18
Plant 0
Life Sciences 25
A: Human Necessities 13
B: Operations & Transport 15
C: Chemistry & Metallurgy 6
D: Textiles & Paper 2
E: Fixed Constructions 3
F: Mechanical Engineering 5
G: Physics 8
H: Electricity 6

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
10 13 A: Human Necessities 0 2 22 24
11 15 B: Operations & Transport 4 10 13 27
4 6 C: Chemistry & Metallurgy 18 0 0 18
1 2 D: Textiles & Paper 1 3 0 4
2 3 E: Fixed Constructions 0 0 4 4
4 5 F: Mechanical Engineering 0 0 12 12
3 8 G: Physics 3 7 0 10
3 6 H: Electricity 0 8 1 9
38 58 Total 26 30 52 108

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This Week's Patent Activity

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