Public Policy Institute of New York State, Inc.

Just the Facts - Key Economic and Social Indicators for New York State

Patents Issued, 1999

Table 12

Rank

State

Amt.

 

Rank

State

Amt.

1

California

16,514

 

27

Iowa

667

2

NEW YORK 6,781

 

28 New Hampshire 615

3

Texas

5,592

 

29

South Carolina

613

4

Illinois

4,185

 

30

Oklahoma

528

5

New Jersey

4,048

 

31

Louisiana

505

6

Ohio

3,865

 

32

Kentucky

415

7

Michigan

3,702

 

33

Delaware

410

8

Pennsylvania

3,536

 

34

Alabama

388

9

Massachusetts

3,429

 

35

Kansas

384

10

Florida

3,000

 

36

Rhode Island

360

11

Minnesota

2,587

 

37

Vermont

343

12

Connecticut

1,981

 

38

New Mexico

338

13

Washington

1,944

 

39

Nevada

285

14

Colorado

1,796

 

40

Nebraska

222

15

Wisconsin

1,768

 

41

West Virginia

211

16

North Carolina

1,752

 

42

Mississippi

200

17

Arizona

1,532

 

43

Arkansas

161

18

Oregon

1,479

 

44

Montana

144

19

Indiana

1,475

 

45

Maine

133

20

Maryland

1,474

 

46

Hawaii

97

21

Georgia

1,412

 

47

Alaska

70

22

Virginia

1,077

 

48

Wyoming

57

23

Missouri

993

 

49

North Dakota

55

24

Tennessee

914

 

50

South Dakota

53

25

Idaho

844

 

U.S. total

85,783

26

Utah

739

 

N.Y.S. % of U.S. total

7.9%

Source: CQ's State Fact Finder 2000

The number of patents issued in a state is one indication of its position in the growing competition to develop new technology.