Inventors and Patents From the City of Tarrytown
In the 18th century, Tarrytown was the site of a village of Weckquaesgeeks, an Indian tribe related to the Mohicans and the Wappinger Confederacy. The Weckquaesgeeks fished for shad in the Hudson River, farmed corn, and hunted deer and trapped fur. They traded furs and hides with the Dutch. The tribe settled at the foot of Church Street. They called it Alipconk, or “The Place of Elms.”
PTMT counts inventors by regional component area
This section presents inventor-patent counts by regional component area. The total number of inventors is rounded to the nearest whole number. This methodology also counts inventors multiple times if they receive more than one patent. For example, an inventor with two patents may receive a count of half for two counties, and so forth.
The method has limitations, though. For example, it does not account for PTMT’s shortcomings in identifying inventors based on their location. However, PTMT has produced a set of regional component area tables, which describe patenting activity by first-named inventors, and all listed inventors.
PTMT counts inventors by regional component areas based on where the inventors lived at the time of their patent grants. This information is limited to city and state at the time of grant, so PTMT tries to match inventors’ geographic information with U.S. regional component areas. Then, PTMT manually matches inventors’ data to the correct areas.
The data contained in PTMT can be useful in assessing the inventor activity in U.S. regions. Although the count may be incomplete, it can provide a better picture of inventor activity in the U.S. regions. This is a useful tool for inventors and researchers who wish to analyze the relationship between inventor activity and regional component area.
PTMT counts inventors by U.S. state or territory of residence
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has long counted inventors by their U.S. state or territory of residence, and this information is available for all patents. Nevertheless, there are some areas in the U.S. in which the number of inventors does not match the number of patents granted. Those areas include California, New York, Texas, Oregon, Washington, and others.
The PTMT has worked to reduce these problems by focusing on U.S. state and county-level aggregations. As a result, inventor counts have been aggregated based on the U.S. state or territory of residence of the first-named inventor. In this way, the PTMT is better able to estimate inventors’ geographical areas.
Patents with high inventor count may be frustrating to track. But keep in mind that high inventor counts do not necessarily mean high quality of patents. Patents with a high number of inventors may be reissued as early as 2020. For example, a high-quality patent could be issued by an Idaho D personnel, but may be invalidated by another patent.
The UK IPO should clarify the patent exclusions in its practice guidelines. AT&T, for example, has contributed more than 12,500 patents. It has one of the most powerful patent portfolios in the industry. Austin, Texas, was the home of thirty-eight per cent of Texas’s inventors in 2016 and 28.7% in 2015. Chinese inventors accounted for one-sixth of US patents in 2013, while women inventors were underrepresented in fewer than one per cent of all patents.
In the United States, PTMT reports that the number of patents awarded by US inventors increased 4.5 percent compared to the previous year. This increase has remained relatively flat in recent years. The number of patents issued in each year is largely determined by the inventor’s home country. The number of patents issued by Australians overseas has also increased, but has remained low in the past two years. The number of overseas applications for Australians increased one per cent in 2017, but patents issued overseas by Australians increased by $2.
Patent 300 lists the world’s top 300 companies, organizations, and universities. The number of patents filed per record has increased, as innovation becomes more knowledge-intensive. Patent fees are often fixed or based on a percentage of the revenue generated by the patent. The average patent fee for an individual is between $5,000 and $10,000. Patent fees for complex inventions are typically $14,000-$16,000.
PTMT counts inventors by country of residence
The PTMT has made strides in aggregating inventors by their country of residence. However, the methods used for the aggregation of inventors’ names and locations still have a number of limitations. PTMT’s drill-down reports profile inventors at the level of their first-named inventors and all listed inventors.
For inventors with multiple patents, the counts for each of these patents are rounded up to the nearest whole number. Inventors with multiple patents associated with multiple counties are counted as multiple inventors. For inventors with more than one patent associated with their country of residence, inventors’ counts are rounded to the nearest whole number.
In previous reports, PTMT used modified FIPS 55-3 standards for calculating inventors’ country of residence. Although GNIS data may be used for this purpose, PTMT prefers to use USPS files because these files have higher matching percentages. So, it’s important to note that the USPS files may be inaccurate at times.
To determine the number of patents an inventor has received, the average number of patents per inventor is about three. To qualify as a prolific inventor, a person needs to have at least 15 patents. The threshold for this category is arbitrary, but this is a practical limit. Tesla, for example, was granted 111 patents during his lifetime.
Another limitation of the drill-down report is that it only records patents that were filed in the U.S.; this makes it difficult to identify inventors outside of the U.S. A person can submit a patent for a different invention in a different country. This makes it difficult to compare inventors from countries of origin to countries that have the same patent laws. However, the drill-down report is useful when examining inventor activity associated with U.S. regional component areas.
In addition to patent data, the PTMT counts inventors by country of their residence. The county in which an invention was filed is projected to be the country of inventorship for priority patents. Therefore, local inventors will be the fruit of that invention. As such, the level of precision is high for a large-scale analysis. This database also includes unassigned patents. And this information helps researchers identify trends and patterns.
There are differences between countries when it comes to the percentage of female inventors. The highest percentage of women inventors is found in China, followed by France. The proportion of women inventors in China and France has been steadily increasing since 1998. It now sits at around 16%. Other countries with higher proportions of female inventors include Asia and Eastern Europe. In contrast, Sweden and Scandinavia have lower percentages.