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2 years, 9 months ago
U.S. Patent Statistics Chart
Calendar Years 1963 - 2019 ( mirror) distinguish Applications of "U.S. Origin" from Applications of "Foreign Origin".
What counts as patents of "Foreign Origin" in the USPTO statistics? For example, if for a given patent 1 assignee is located outside the United States and 1 assignee is located in the United States, does that count as a patent of "Foreign Origin" or a patent of "U.S. Origin"?
May 30, 2020 at 17:49
Frequently Asked Questions About Patent Statistics:
"the PTMT Patent Technology Monitoring Team] and USPTO Annual Fiscal Year Reports use the residence of the first-named inventor to determine the origin of a patent"
See also the
list of reports:
"The totals are broken down by origin (patent origin is determined by the residence of the first-named inventor), either U.S. or foreign."
The ownership of the patent (assignee(s)) is not used to determine origin of the patents in these reports.
Jun 4, 2020 at 7:54
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