Patents and Trademarks by Type: 1980 to 2006

Added By Infochimps

The Statistical Abstract files are distributed by the US Census Department as Microsoft Excel files. These files have data mixed with notes and references, multiple tables per sheet, and, worst of all, the table headers are not easily matched to their rows and columns.

A few files had extraneous characters in the title. These were corrected to be consistent. A few files have a sheet of crufty gibberish in the first slot. The sheet order was shuffled but no data were changed.

The tables that were changed (this is table 753):

0166 0257 0362 0429 0445 0446 0459 0461 0462 0464 0465 0466 0467
0469 0479 0480 0481 0482 0483 0484 0485 0486 0487 0559 0628 0629
1144 1227 1231

This dataset consists of a table of 35 rows and 28 columns.

In thousands (113.0 represents 113,000). Calendar year data. Covers U.S. patents issued to citizens of the United States and residents of foreign countries. For data on foreign countries, see Table 1355


  1. Includes patents to foreign governments.
  2. Includes patents for inventions, designs, botanical plants, and
  3. Includes Defensive Publications, a practice which began in November
    1968 and ended in July 1986; and Statutory Invention Registrations, the
    current practice, which began May 1985. These documents are patent
    applications, which are published to provide the defensive properties of
    a patent, but do not have the enforceable rights of a patent.


Public Domain (Government Work)

This dataset was prepared by the government and is therefore in the public domain. There are no restrictions upon its use.