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A guide to help ASU students find patent information including what is a patent, the different sections of a patent, how to do a prior art search, where to find statistics and other sources of patent information.

Patent Statistics

U.S. and Arizona Statistics:

 

 

International patent statistics:

arizona state flag Arizona Statistics

Patents issued to Arizona inventors* by year and type of patent.

 

Year U D P R Total
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2015 2540 194 03 04 2741
2014 2517 146 03 05 2671
2013 2225 196 02 04 2427
2012 2210 152 01 07 2370
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2011 2069 172 02 05 2248
2010 1976 179 01 13 2169
2009 1562 190 04 03 1759
2008 1584 303 00 05 1892
2007 1571 249 00 06 1826
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2006 1705 183 00 05 1893
2005 1457 137 00 04 1598
2004 1621 103 02 04 1730
2003 1582 127 00 05 1714
2002 1587 107 00 05 1699
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2001 1540 158 00 04 1702
2000 1595 151 01 09 1756
1999 1498 118 01 05 1622
1998 1514 161 00 03 1678
1997 1049 114 00 00 1163
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1996 1062 083 02 06 1153
1995 0999 117 02 01 1119
1994 0929 121 02 01 1053
1993 0848 075 00 05 0928
1992 0836 061 00 03 0900
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U = Utility Patents
D = Design Patents
P = Plant Patents
R = Reissued Patents

 

*Only the state of the first listed inventor is considered when determining which issued U.S. Patents are from Arizona. 

 

Statistics compiled from ... 
General Patent Statistics Reports Available for Viewing: Report Breakouts by Geographic Origin.

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