Ohio Inventors Expected to Receive Record Number of Patents; Ohio’s Percentage to Slip

Cleveland, Ohio. October 8, 2014. It is projected that in 2014, the United States Patent and Trademark Office will issue roughly 5,779 patents to Ohio inventors. This record-breaking figure will continue for another year an upward trend in patent grants, as shown in the chart below:
Unfortunately, despite continued growth in total patents issued, Ohio’s share of all issued United States patents is projected to continue its downward trend. It is projected that in 2014, Ohio inventors will account for about 1.75 percent of all issued United States patents. For comparison, in 2004, Ohio inventors accounted for about 2.23 percent of all issued United States patents.

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