North End Patent Statistics – One Patent Issued For Every 39 Snohomish Residents In 2015

Posted Wednesday, January 20, 2016.

The United States Patent and Trademark Office issued 324,394 utility and design patents in calendar year 2015. Of those, 8605 issued patents named at least one inventor residing in the State of Washington.

Cities in the North Puget Sound region were well represented among the totals. Residents of Everett were named on 157 patents, for example. That total was bested by residents of the city of Snohomish, who were named on 241 patents in 2015. Slightly south of Snohomish, Woodinville can boast about 468 patents being issued in 2015 which named an inventor-resident of that city. In fact, one patent out of every 693 which is issued by the USPTO includes a Woodinville resident as an inventor.

Snohomish is notable because a patent issued for every 39 Snohomish residents. That’s a substantially higher rate than the rate for U.S. residents as a whole, where a patent issues for every 1,964 residents.

Other North Sound cities with residents to whom patents were issued include:

Bothell 478

Lynnwood 128

Shoreline 123

Kenmore 116

Monroe 112

Edmonds 92

Mill Creek 61

Arlington 55

Mukilteo 53

Lake Stevens 41

Marysville 31

Mountlake Terrace 11

All population data utilized in the above statistics were taken from either the U.S. Census Bureau state population estimates as of 7/1/15 or the Washington Office of Financial Management city population estimates as of 4/1/15. The issued patent totals above include utility and design patents, but do not include plant patents, reissue patents, statutory invention registrations, or defensive publications.

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