Thursday, September 20, 2012

Government Interest Statements for September 13, 2012

Each week Way Better Patents publishes a list of the latest patents and patent applications that contain Government Interest Statements or include a Joint Research Agreement (JRA) statement.  The list includes the patent information, the assignees, the funding agency, and the actual statement which usually includes the contract numbers for federally funded research efforts.  The JRA statement usually identifies the parties working together on the intellectual property.  

Here is a summary of published patent applications that contain a government interest statement or a joint research agreement statements for September 13, 2012. 

51  Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
28  Department of Defense (DOD)
18  Department of Energy (DOE)
12  National Science Foundation (NSF)
6  Small Business Administration (SBA)
3  National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
3  National Security Agency (NSA)
1  Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA)
1  Department of Agriculture (USDA)

The published patents cover the following scientific and technical domains within the US Patent Classification System.  Each class has a link to the definition at USPTO.

Government Interest - U.S. Classification
21  (424)  Drug, bio-affecting and body treating compositions
16  (514)  Drug, bio-affecting and body treating compositions
10  (435)  Chemistry: molecular biology and microbiology
4  (257)  Active solid-state devices
4  (348)  Television
3  (073)  Measuring and testing
3  (239)  Fluid sprinkling, spraying, and diffusing
3  (250)  Radiant energy
3  (604)  Surgery
2  (204)  Chemistry: electrical and wave energy
2  (307)  Electrical transmission or interconnection systems
2  (428)  Stock material or miscellaneous articles
2  (429)  Chemistry: electrical current producing apparatus, product, and process
2  (506)  Combinatorial chemistry technology: method, library, apparatus
2  (700)  Data processing: generic control systems or specific applications
2  (717)  Data processing: software development, installation, and management

Following is the geographic breakdown of the first named inventors on the patents:

111  United States of America
1  Canada
1  China PRC
1  United Kingdom

US State
18  California
9  Massachusetts
9  Texas
7  Maryland
5  Illinois
5  New York
4  Florida
4  Indiana
4  North Carolina
4  New Mexico
4  Tennessee
4  Virginia
3  Connecticut
3  Michigan
2  Arkansas
2  Arizona
2  Georgia
2  Minnesota
2  Mississippi
2  New Jersey
2  Washington
2  Wisconsin