The Top Ten
Companies Working With Washington Inventors 2009—2013 based on first named inventors who are from Washington.
- MICROSOFT CORPORATION
- BOEING COMPANY
- AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
- SHARP LABORATORIES OF AMERICA, INC.
- INVENTION SCIENCE FUND I, LLC
- INTEL CORPORATION
- AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
- UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
- HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
- ZYMOGENETICS, INC.
Independent Inventors are not affiliated with a company or other entity when their patents are granted. Many independent inventors use their patents as an important asset for new business formation. If a patent has more than one inventor, each inventor is counted according to his or her state of residence at the time of patent grant. If an inventor has more than one patent, he or she is counted once for each patent.
Washington R&D Spending
In Millions of Dollars — 000,000)
SOURCES: National Science Foundation, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NSF/NCSES), National Patterns of R&D Resources (annual series), Business Research and Development and Innovation Survey, Survey of Research and Development Expenditures at Universities and Colleges, Survey of Federal Funds for Research and Development, Survey of State Government R&D. State GDP data are from the US. Bureau of Economic Analysis, http://www.bea.gov, accessed 1 August 2013.
|Business||Business - Total||294,093||14,558|
|Paid by The Business||238,768||13,659|
|Paid By Others - Non Federal Sources||24,015||321|
|Paid By Others - Federal Sources||31,909||578|
|Universities & Colleges||Total||62,457||1,570|
|Other Government Sources||3,718||92|
|University &College Directly||12,965||234|
|FFRDCs - Federal||NA||1,072|
|FFRDCs - Non-Federal||NA||24|
Washington Higher Education R&D (HERD) Spending
(Dollars in thousands - 000)
Source: National Science Foundation — Higher education R&D (HERD) expenditures, by geographic division, state, and source of funds: FY 2012
|Federal Government||State & Local
|All Other Sources|
See how higher education funding breaks down by the source of the funding and the science, technology, and engineering domain where it is spent.
Source: US Census Bureau, American Community Survey 2009
|Total Population over 25 with College Degrees|
|Location||All Degrees||S&E Degrees||S&E %||Margin of
|High School Graduation Rates|
Public high school 4-year adjusted cohort graduation rate 2011-2012, Source US Department of Education
Source: NSF, NIH, USED, USDA, NEH, NASA, Survey of Earned Doctorates, 2012.
|Location||US Rank||Doctorate Degrees Granted||% of US Total|
Doctorate Granting Institutions
One of the top 50 US doctorate-granting institutions are located in Washington. University of Washington granted 580.
Expenditures at Washington Higher Education R&D Institutions
SOURCE: National Science Foundation, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, Higher Education Research and Development Survey, FY 2012.
|US Rank||Institution||All R&D Expenditures|
|All US Institutions||$65,774,524|
|4||University Washington, Seattle||1,109,008|
|68||Washington State University||335,930|
|356||Western Washington University||7,597|
|416||University Washington, Bothell||4,285|
|471||Northwest Indian College||2,847|
|478||Central Washington University||2,753|
|482||Eastern Washington University||2,700|
|548||University Washington, Tacoma||1,845|
|583||Seattle Pacific University||1,481|
|642||Evergreen State College||819|
|Totals — Washington||$1,472,521|
Federally Funded R&D Centers
Federally Funded R&D Centers (FFRDCs) located in Washington, the federal government department that sponsors the center, and information about their research spending.
|FFRDC||Sponsor||Location||All R&D Expenditures|
|All US FFRDCs||$17,446,036|
|Pacific Northwest National Lab.||DOE||Richland||1,033,768|
|All FFRDC Expenditures in Washington||$1,033,768|
Source: Federal Lab Consortium
|Dept. of Commerce||NOAA-Alaska Fisheries Science Center|
|Dept. of Commerce||NOAA-Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory|
|Dept. of Defense - Navy||Naval Station Everett|
|Dept. of Defense - Navy||Naval Undersea Warfare Center - Division Keyport|
|Dept. of Energy||DOE-Hanford Site|
|Dept. of Energy||Pacific Northwest National Laboratory|
|Dept. of Health and Human Services||NIOSH - Spokane Research Laboratory|
|Dept. of Interior||Cascades Volcano Observatory|
|Dept. of Interior||Washington Water Science Center|
|Dept. of Interior||Western Fisheries Research Center|