IFI CLAIMS® 2011 US Patent Rankings by State

Rankings were compiled using USPTO source data curated by IFI CLAIMS Patent Services. We analyzed US utility grants for 2011 and attributed those patents to different US States based on the existence of at least one inventor from that State. Patents can be counted more than once if there are multiple inventors from different States.

Rank State No. of 2011
Utility Grants
Population
(2009)*
Patents per
100,000 residents
1 California 32715 36,961,664 88.51
2 Texas 9407 24,782,302 37.96
3 New York 9263 19,541,453 47.40
4 Massachusetts 7106 6,593,587 107.77
5 Washington 5737 6,664,195 86.09
6 New Jersey 5583 8,707,739 64.12
7 Illinois 4933 12,910,409 38.21
8 Pennsylvania 4746 12,604,767 37.65
9 Michigan 4644 9,969,727 46.58
10 Minnesota 4609 5,266,214 87.52
11 Ohio 4030 11,542,645 34.91
12 Florida 3861 18,537,969 20.83
13 North Carolina 3715 9,380,884 39.60
14 Colorado 2783 5,024,748 55.39
15 Connecticut 2776 3,518,288 78.90
16 Arizona 2613 6,595,778 39.62
17 Oregon 2575 3,825,657 67.31
18 Georgia 2504 9,829,211 25.48
19 Wisconsin 2456 5,654,774 43.43
20 Virginia 2366 7,882,590 30.02
21 Maryland 2249 5,699,478 39.46
22 Indiana 1977 6,423,113 30.78
23 Missouri 1359 5,987,580 22.70
24 New Hampshire 1295 1,324,575 97.77
25 Utah 1290 2,784,572 46.33
26 Tennessee 1280 6,296,254 20.33
27 Idaho 1174 1,545,801 75.95
28 Iowa 1008 3,007,856 33.51
29 South Carolina 946 4,561,242 20.74
30 Kansas 888 2,818,747 31.50
31 Vermont 709 621,760 114.03
32 Delaware 702 885,122 79.31
33 Nevada 700 2,643,085 26.48
34 Kentucky 678 4,314,113 15.72
35 Oklahoma 633 3,687,050 17.17
36 New Mexico 529 2,009,671 26.32
37 Alabama 515 4,708,708 10.94
38 Rhode Island 487 1,053,209 46.24
39 Louisiana 433 4,492,076 9.64
40 Maine 268 1,318,301 20.33
41 Nebraska 261 1,796,619 14.53
42 Mississippi 238 2,951,996 8.06
43 District of Columbia 231 599,657 38.52
44 Arkansas 185 2,889,450 6.40
45 West Virginia 181 1,819,777 9.95
46 Hawaii 155 1,295,178 11.97
47 Montana 147 974,989 15.08
48 South Dakota 133 812,383 16.37
49 North Dakota 122 646,844 18.86
50 Wyoming 105 544,270 19.29
51 Alaska 44 698,473 6.30
52 Puerto Rico 31 3,958,128 0.78
53 Virgin Islands 4 108,612 3.68
54 Guam 1 178,000 0.56


* Population data is from the US Census Bureau and is based on the resident population for 2009. Guam, Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico are based on 2009 estimates found either at the Census Bureau or Wikipedia.