Coastal Counties in the West and Northeast Lead the United States in Biotechnology Utility Patents Granted to Residents between 2000 and 2020
June 1, 2023
Between 2000 and 2020, residents of San Diego County, California received the highest single-county number of biotechnology utility patents (3,824), followed by Middlesex County, Massachusetts (3,197). Of the top four single-county recipients of biotechnology utility patents between 2000 and 2020, three are located in California.
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