Top Patent States (Per Capita)

Below the US states (and DC) are ranked by the per capita patent agents and attorneys in each. The numbers include patent attorneys/agents that are affiliated with large law firms, corporations or small law firms. The numbers also include agents/attorneys that are unaffiliated.

Click on a state name to see which cities within that state have the most agents/attorneys. You can then click on city names to see which firms have the most agents/attorneys in each city.

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Rank State Agents/Attorneys Agents/Attorneys
(per 158,000 people)1
1 District of Columbia 1879 518.97
2 Delaware 278 56.05
3 Virginia 1726 38.53
4 Massachusetts 1432 35.64
5 Connecticut 665 30.85
6 Minnesota 953 30.61
7 California 5711 26.64
8 Illinois 2084 26.51
9 New Jersey 1354 25.42
10 New York 2953 24.59
11 Utah 324 22.92
12 Maryland 739 22.05
13 Colorado 549 20.17
14 Washington 730 19.57
15 Pennsylvania 1357 17.46
16 Oregon 369 17.04
17 Texas 2215 16.78
18 New Hampshire 127 16.24
19 Ohio 1130 15.73
20 Michigan 915 14.55
21 Missouri 465 13.13
22 Wisconsin 444 13.08
23 Arizona 411 12.66
24 North Carolina 610 11.97
25 Georgia 618 11.93
26 Vermont 44 11.42
27 Indiana 405 10.52
28 New Mexico 92 7.99
29 Idaho 65 7.94
30 Florida 752 7.43
31 Nevada 90 7.12
32 South Carolina 180 7.09
33 Oklahoma 147 6.73
34 Rhode Island 40 6.03
35 Maine 45 5.58
36 Tennessee 197 5.47
37 Iowa 96 5.18
38 Montana 25 4.38
39 Kentucky 106 4.14
40 Louisiana 114 4.03
41 Kansas 68 4.00
42 Nebraska 43 3.97
43 Hawaii 30 3.91
44 Alabama 97 3.45
45 West Virginia 36 3.15
46 North Dakota 11 2.71
47 South Dakota 10 2.09
48 Arkansas 35 2.07
49 Wyoming 6 1.92
50 Alaska 7 1.76
51 Mississippi 18 1.00


1 Based on the population from the 2000 US Census.
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