NJ Stats: Number of Patents Granted as Distributed by Year of Patent Grant

Granted: 01/01/1963 – 12/31/2014

Rank State Total Number of Patents Patents in 2014
1 California 617,497 40,661
2 New York 262,347 8,904
3 Texas 196,499 10,022
4 New Jersey 178,514 5,036
5 Illinois 172,933 5,106
6 Pennsylvania 158,988 4,091
7 Michigan 155,522 5,306
8 Ohio 146,645 3,755
9 Massachusetts 140,115 6,725
10 Minnesota 90,198 4,626
11 Florida 88,383 4,210
12 Connecticut 80,257 2,309
13 Washington 80,165 6,448
14 Wisconsin 63,706 2,107
15 Indiana 60,281 2,049
16 North Carolina 57,869 3,411
17 Colorado 55,718 3,184
18 Maryland 55,112 1,851
19 Arizona 48,374 2,517
20 Virginia 44,471 2,078
21 Oregon 43,336 2,391
22 Georgia 42,513 2,669
23 Missouri 36,902 1,257
24 Oklahoma 31,051 572
25 Tennessee 28,168 1,060
26 Idaho 26,919 1,012
27 Iowa 24,843 1,000
28 Utah 22,634 1,374
29 Delaware 21,337 442
30 South Carolina 19,844 907
31 Louisiana 18,679 434
32 New Hampshire 18,550 889
33 Kansas 17,981 960
34 Kentucky 17,736 646
35 Alabama 14,744 500
36 New Mexico 11,057 423
37 Vermont 10,943 578
38 Nevada 10,833 834
39 Rhode Island 10,801 363
40 Nebraska 8,073 364
41 West Virginia 7,612 134
42 Arkansas 5,633 204
43 Maine 5,350 212
44 Mississippi 5,283 153
45 Montana 3,998 115
46 Hawaii 3,017 136
47 North Dakota 2,842 104
48 South Dakota 2,595 115
49 Wyoming 2,281 122
50 Alaska 1,497 49


50 State Average of Total Patents: 64,613

New Jersey is 176% higher than the average in total number of patents

Source:
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. “Number of Patents Granted as Distributed by Year of Patent Grant Breakout by U.S. State and Foreign Country of Origin.” December 2014. Accessed July 2015. http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/ac/ido/oeip/taf/cst_utl.htm