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Here's a snapshot of taxpayer-funded patents so far this year. As of April 26, 2022, 2,221 new patents have benefitted from taxpayer funding. Pre-grant published patent applications citing taxpayer funding reached 2,691 through April 19, 2022.
Here are the links to the April 21, 2022, FedInvent Patent Application Report and the companion Details Page, where you can browse by department.
A Shorter FedInvent Newsletter
FedInvent is working to improve the FedInvent software and platform and how we find, analyze, and count taxpayer-funded patents and patent applications. Among the enhancements we're working on are:
Increasing the agency and office level of detail on where the taxpayer money comes from. Much of this detail has been built into the FedInvent Report already. There are other improvements in the works.
Providing a more comprehensive picture of the innovations funded by Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs) and innovations developed at FFRDCs.
Analytics on the innovations funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). NSF funds a significant amount of the federal R&D funding. It also contributes to the data and statistics on US public and private innovation. The FedInvent team is working on following the funding to the inventors and the innovations at a more granular level.
Adding more visuals to the FedInvent Report. Text is nice. Text and pictures are better.
Improving FedInvent custom analytics for our data reports.
While we're working on this effort, we'll be sending out a slimmed-down version of the newsletter. We'll be publishing the links to the FedInvent Report and the details page.
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The FedInvent Team
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