Chapter 8: State Indicators

Research and Development Outputs

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Table 8-35

Patents awarded per 1,000 individuals in S&E occupations, by state: 2003

 
State Patents awarded Individuals in S&E occupations Patents/1,000 individuals in S&E occupations
 
United States 98,564 4,961,550 19.9
Alabama 459 56,380 8.1
Alaska 43 10,600 4.1
Arizona 1,714 92,120 18.6
Arkansas 176 21,340 8.2
California 22,079 676,180 32.7
Colorado 2,304 124,140 18.6
Connecticut 1,844 81,380 22.7
Delaware 372 17,370 21.4
District of Columbia 50 54,890 0.9
Florida 3,119 221,070 14.1
Georgia 1,537 144,170 10.7
Hawaii 96 16,090 6.0
Idaho 1,850 22,150 83.5
Illinois 3,964 211,230 18.8
Indiana 1,679 78,410 21.4
Iowa 711 37,320 19.1
Kansas 491 51,970 9.4
Kentucky 495 45,230 10.9
Louisiana 439 41,900 10.5
Maine 165 15,020 11.0
Maryland 1,579 149,250 10.6
Massachusetts 4,192 184,690 22.7
Michigan 4,220 182,940 23.1
Minnesota 3,262 117,120 27.9
Mississippi 184 22,190 8.3
Missouri 946 84,150 11.2
Montana 125 11,450 10.9
Nebraska 240 30,710 7.8
Nevada 455 22,330 20.4
New Hampshire 731 23,430 31.2
New Jersey 3,923 161,420 24.3
New Mexico 405 33,600 12.1
New York 6,921 272,440 25.4
North Carolina 2,174 132,440 16.4
North Dakota 62 8,430 7.4
Ohio 3,894 177,100 22.0
Oklahoma 563 44,360 12.7
Oregon 1,867 61,230 30.5
Pennsylvania 3,555 185,560 19.2
Rhode Island 325 18,740 17.3
South Carolina 650 48,740 13.3
South Dakota 89 9,150 9.7
Tennessee 975 63,680 15.3
Texas 6,378 365,270 17.5
Utah 724 45,570 15.9
Vermont 465 11,420 40.7
Virginia 1,250 209,280 6.0
Washington 2,516 150,230 16.7
West Virginia 141 16,220 8.7
Wisconsin 2,082 93,320 22.3
Wyoming 84 6,130 13.7
 
Puerto Rico 29 19,940 1.5
 

NOTES: Patents issued include utility patents and other types of U.S. documents (i.e., design patents, plant patents, reissues, defensive publications, and statutory invention registrations). Origin of patent determined by residence of first-named inventor.

SOURCES: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Office of Electronic Information Products, Patent Counts by Country/State and Year, All Patents, All Types, January 1, 1977–December 31, 2003; and U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates.

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