Question from Heidi T.:
Hello Invention Geek,
In what state have the most patents been issued?
California is the clear winner in the patent competition between the states. California has received more patents than any other state in the U.S. Also, each year since 1997, inventors in California were granted many more patents than those from any other state.
In 2010, the US Patent Office had issued a total of 4,767,685 through it’s history. Americans were issued 2,728,424 patents and out of these 480,390 were for Californians. In 2010 alone, 27,337 patents were issued to inventors from California. The next closest state was Texas which had only 7,545 patents granted.
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