Nevada Intellectual Property Index

Nevada Intellectual Property Index Q2 2016
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Nevada Intellectual Property Index — Second Quarter 2016

The number of granted Nevada patents decreased 8% and the number of published Nevada patent applications decreased by 27%.

The number of registered Nevada trademarks increased 21% and the number of new Nevada trademark application decreased 6%.

Overall, the Nevada Intellectual Property Index decreased 5% from the previous quarter and decreased less than 1% from the previous year. This suggests that Nevada’s innovation economy is modestly decreasing.


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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