Nevada Intellectual Property Index — Fourth Quarter 2015
The number of granted Nevada patents decreased 2% and the number of published Nevada patent applications increased 35%.
The number of registered Nevada trademarks decreased 6% and the number of new Nevada trademark application decreased 13%.
Overall the Nevada Intellectual Property Index decreased 2% from the previous quarter but increased 5% from the previous year. The year over year increase suggests a slowly increasing level of innovation 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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