Patents in the United States

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Statista dossier on patents in the U.S.

This dossier presents a range of statistics and facts about patents, industrial designs, utility models, plant patents and statutory inventions in the United States.

Table of contents

  • 1. Overview
    • Number of patent applications and grants in the U.S., by type FY 2018

    • Number of patent application filings in the U.S. FY 1998-FY 2018

    • Number of patents issued in the U.S. FY 1998-FY 2017

    • Number of patents in force in the U.S. 2004-2017

    • Number of patents granted to U.S. companies 2002-2017

    • Companies with the most patents granted 2018

  • 2. Patents in detail
    • Number of patent grants in the U.S., by state FY 2018

    • Number of U.S. patents issued by residency of applicant FY 2017-FY 2018

    • Percentage of patent applications in the U.S. 2017, by fields of technology

    • Ranking of U.S. companies with the most international patent applications 2017

    • Number of international patent applications of U.S. companies 2002-2017

    • Number of independent inventors in the U.S. 1998-2015

  • 3. Utility patents
    • Number of utility patent application filings in the U.S. FY 1998-FY 2018

    • Number of utility patents issued in the U.S. FY 1997-FY 2018

    • Number of technology patent grants in the U.S. as of 2015, by ownership

    • Number of technology patent grants in the U.S. as of 2015, by country of origin

  • 4. Industrial design
    • Number of design patent application filings in the U.S. FY 1998- FY 2018

    • Number of design patents issued in the U.S. FY 1997-FY 2018

    • Number of industrial design patent filings by U.S. companies 2008-2017

    • Number of industrial design patent registrations by U.S. companies 2008-2017

  • 5. Plant patents
    • Number of plant patent application filings in the U.S. FY 1998-FY 2018

    • Number of plant patents issued in the U.S. FY 1997-FY 2018

    • Number of plant patent grants in the U.S. as of 2015, by ownership

    • Number of plant patent grants in the U.S. as of 2015, by country of origin

    • Ranking of organizations with plant patent grants in the U.S. as of 2015

  • 6. Government involvement
    • Statutory invention registrations and defensive publication grants in the U.S. 2014

    • Statutory invention registrations/defensive publication grants by the USPTO 2015

    • Ranking of organizations with defensive publications/SIR grants in the U.S. 2015

    • Number of patent applications stifled by U.S. Government secrecy orders 2000-2018

    • Number of patents issued to the U.S. government, by department FY 2018

  • 7. Patent litigations
    • Top ten U.S. patent litigation cases by damages awarded 1997 to 2017

    • Share of patent litigations in the U.S. 1998-2017, by industry

    • Patent holder median damages awarded in U.S. patent litigation cases 1998-2017

    • Number of patent infringement investigations instituted in the U.S. 2006-2018

    • Percentage of accused products in U.S. patent infringement investigations, by type

  • 8. Patent holders
    • Companies who purchased the most U.S. patents and applications in 2015

    • Intellectual property law firms by number of overall filings U.S. 2018

    • Top university owners of United States issued utility patents 2018

    • Inventors with most patents issued in the U.S. in 2015

    • Maintenance rate of U.S. patents up for renewal 2005 to 2015

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