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Aug. 22, 2017

The Journal Record Opinion: Patent reform initiatives to benefit Oklahoma, by Mark John Gatschet

This post originally appeared in The Journal Record on August 22, 2017.

Oklahoma is ranked above the national average in its share of employment in patent-intensive industries.

In addition, for calendar years 2010 through 2015, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued more than 3,000 patents to inventor-applicants in Oklahoma. Also noteworthy is that, between 2010 and 2014, the value added to the gross domestic product of the United States by patent-intensive industries increased from $763 billion to $881 billion.