A 31% jump in patents granted by USPTO in 2010
The US Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) granted approximately 2,20,000 patents in 2010. This figure is a jump of approximately 31% as compared to 2009 and is a record for the number of patents granted in a single year. The previous highest year was 2006 (approximately 1,73,000).
Below is a chart depicting the growth in the number of granted patents.
Graph courtesy: Patently-O
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