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Growth of Software Patents
From TBTF for 1995-09-27




Copyright © 1995 by Gregory Aharonian

The following data are taken from Greg Ahronian's Patent News Service. For subscription information send the message help to patent@world.std.com. [Note: 1995 numbers updated 1996-01-23 after Greg posted final 1995 totals.]

	  year    total       sw        sw
		  patents   patents      %

          1995    113,941    6,142     5.39%
	  1994    113,706    4,569     4.02%
	  1993    109,876    2,400     2.18%
	  1992    107,489    1,624     1.51%
	  1991    106,831    1,500     1.40%
	  1990     99,210    1,300     1.31%
	  1989    102,686    1,600     1.56%
	  1988     84,433      800     0.95%
	  1987     89,578      800     0.89%
	  1986     77,039      600     0.78%
	  1985     77,268      500     0.65%
	  1984     72,668      400     0.55%
	  1983     62,005      350     0.56%
	  1982     63,291      300     0.47%
	  1981     71,105      300     0.42%
	  1980     66,206      250     0.38%
	  1979     52,480      200     0.38%
	  1978     70,564      150     0.21%
	  1977     69,797      100     0.14%
	  1976     70,924      100     0.14%
	  1975     72,156      100     0.14%
	  1974     62,342      100     0.16%
	  1973     61,019      150     0.25%
	  1972     58,603      200     0.34%
	  1971     50,904      100     0.20%


[ TBTF for 1995-09-27 ]