U.S. Patent Counts, Q3


The USPTO issued 63,859 patents from July 1 through Sept. 30, a fraction less than the previous quarter but a large increase over last year’s Q3 total of 47,042. Published applications set another record with nearly 90,000 released, a 17 precent increase over the same period in 2009. At this rate, the USPTO is on track to publish between 550,000-600,000 patent documents in 2010.

Table 1. Quarterly Patent Document Counts*

2010 ….. Patents (B) …..PGPubs (A)….. Total (A + B)
Q1 ….. 55,488 ….. 77,520 ….. 133,008
Q2 ….. 64,037 ….. 84,919 ….. 143,069
Q3 ….. 63,859 ….. 88,984 ….. 152,843
Q1-Q3 ….. 183,384 ….. 251,423 ….. 428,920

*Based on preliminary weekly data from the USPTO website. Totals may change after the fact due to withdrawn patents and published applications.

Table 2. Number Ranges, Jan. 1 through Sept. 30, 2010

Utility patents ….. 7,640,598 – 7,805,766

Reissues ….. RE41,067 – RE41,788
PGPubs ….. 2010/0000001 – 2010/0251450
Designs ….. D607,176 – D624,725
Plants …… PP20,622 – PP21,353
SIRs ….. H2,234 – H2,249
This entry was posted in Patent statistics, USPTO. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s