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News Release 13-027

NSF Survey: 20 Percent of U.S. Businesses Performing or Funding R&D Applied for U.S. Patents in 2008

A majority of patent applications came from three industries

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Twenty percent of U.S. companies with research and development applied for a patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in 2008.

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