Nevada Intellectual Property Index Q2 2015
The number of Nevada patents that were granted increased by 12%. The number of Nevada patent applications that were published decreased by 23%.
The number of Nevada trademarks that were registered increased by 14%. The number of Nevada trademark application that were filed decreased by less than 1%.
Overall the Nevada Intellectual Property Index increased by 0.5% from the last quarter of 2014. The lower number of patent applications indicates a decreased rate of innovation in Nevada. However, the steady number of trademark applications indicates a steady economy in Nevada.
Nevada patent applications are applications that have been filed with and published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and list either an inventor, applicant or assignee that has a Nevada address. Although most applications are published, a small percentage (about 7% nation wide) are not published for various reasons. Patent applications are generally published 18 months after the first priority date of the application. Published applications have not necessarily been examined and some applications will be abandoned after publication. Nevada patents are granted U.S. patents that list either an inventor, applicant or assignee that has a Nevada address.
A Nevada trademark application is an application that has been filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and that is owned by an entity that has a Nevada address. Once a Nevada trademark application has been examined and approved and all requirements have been satisfied, it becomes a Nevada registered trademark.
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