Top Technology Center based on number of patent applications (2018)

Group Art UnitTechnology Center DefinitionApplication Count
3600Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security and License and Review7331
2872Optics4181
3763Refrigeration, Vaporization, Ventilation, and Combustion3268
2853Printing/Measuring and Testing2959
3792Medical Instruments, Diagnostic Equipment, and Treatment Devices2932
2837Electrical Circuits and Systems2806
3715Amusement and Education Devices2709
3745Thermal & Combustion Technology, Motive & Fluid Power Systems2648
2852Printing/Measuring and Testing2556
3771Medical & Surgical Instruments, Treatment Devices, Surgery and Surgical Supplies2499
3753Fluid Handling and Dispensing2472
3723Manufacturing Devices & Processes, Machine Tools & Hand Tools2408
2875Optics2373
3791Medical Instruments, Diagnostic Equipment, and Treatment Devices2358
3761Refrigeration, Vaporization, Ventilation, and Combustion2296

Top technology centers or group art units (GAU) with highest Allowance rate in 2018

GAUGAU DefinitionAllowance Rate
2823Semiconductors/Memory98.28 %
1661Plants97.94 %
2827Semiconductors/Memory97.19 %
2824Semiconductors/Memory96.64 %
2895Semiconductors/Memory95.81 %
2818Semiconductors/Memory95.74 %
2842Electrical Circuits and Systems95.47 %
2816Semiconductors/Memory94.63 %
2814Semiconductors/Memory94.42 %
2471Multiplex and VoIP94.18 %
2838Electrical Circuits and Systems93.92 %
2826Semiconductors/Memory93.72 %
2666Digital Cameras93.47 %
2845Electrical Circuits and Systems93.46 %
2851Printing/Measuring and Testing93.46 %

Interestingly, multiple group art units of TC 2800 like 2823, 2838 and 2851 could be seen making it to the top charts in terms of best allowance rate.

No wonder it has been one of the top technology centers which received quite a high volume of patent applications in 2018.

Updated on May 25, 2021

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