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Patents Issued

Patents issued per million resident

What does this mean?

The number of U.S. Patents issued to individuals or businesses within the state compared to population to allow for comparisons across states.

Why does this matter?

Patents are one indicator of innovation with some economic potential.

North Carolina Ranking
15 / 51

* Source: US Patent and Trademark Office

Region Comparison

Patents Issued

Patents Issued