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U.S. Patent Statistics and Numbers for 2017

The USPTO issued approximately 318,849 utility patents in 2017, an increase of about 5.2 percent over 2016, and published 380,450 utility and plant patent applications, slightly fewer than 2016. Table 1 shows the number of documents by type. Design patents … Continue reading

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U.S. Patent Statistics and Numbers for 2016

The USPTO issued 303,051 patents in 2016, an increase of 1.5 percent over 2015. It also published approximately 381,792 utility and plant patent applications, essentially unchanged from last year. Table 1 shows the number of documents by type. Design patents … Continue reading

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US Patent Milestone: 9,000,000

The USPTO reached another patent milestone on April 7 by issuing patent no. 9,000,000 to inventor Matthew Carroll of Florida. Mr. Carroll’s invention is a system for collecting and conditioning rainwater from a car’s windshield and channeling it to the … Continue reading

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U.S. Patent Statistics and Numbers for 2014

The USPTO issued 326,076 patents in 2014, an increase of 6.7 percent over 2013, and published 380,457 utility and plant patent applications, up 9.6 percent. The total number of U.S. patent documents published in 2014 increased to 706,553, another all-time … Continue reading

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U.S. Patent Statistics and Numbers for 2013

The USPTO issued 305,081 patents in 2013, an increase of 10.2 percent over 2012. The agency also published 347,148 utility and plant patent applications, an increase of 4.7 percent over the previous year. The total number of U.S. patent documents … Continue reading

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US Patent Milestone: 8,500,000

The USPTO reached another milestone on August 6, issuing patent no. 8,500,000 B2 to Elmer Berendas of Germany for a “Device for locking and unlocking the jalousie (rolling shutter) of a container.”According to the patent, this type of container is … Continue reading

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Patent Milestone in August?

The USPTO is on track to issue patent no. 8,500,000 later this summer. At the current rate of about five thousand new patents each week, no. 8,500,000 should appear sometime in August. Patent no. 8,000,000 was issued on August 16, … Continue reading

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