Ideas — Systems

Product and Service Innovation: Number of Patents

Patents are issued for new inventions, and the award of a patent is a significant step in the process of commercializing an idea. The number of patents in each metro is based on the location of the inventor, rather than that person's employer.

Kansas City Compared to Peer Metro Average — Percent Change Since 2013

 

Kansas City Compared to Peer Metros — Growth & Level

KC Value KC Rank Top Ranked
Metro
Top Ranked
Metro Value
10th Ranked
Metro
Target Value Ranking
Trend
Level  2017 675 16  San Jose 21,943 Denver 1,144 16th
(down from 15th)
2016 714 15 San Jose 21,409 St. Louis 977
Growth* Percent Change 2016-17 -0.9% 23 Charlotte 25.6% Denver 5.6% 23rd
(down from 24th)
Percent Change 2015-16 -1.3% 24 Las Vegas 12.3% Orlando 5.4%

* Growth is calculated based on a 3-year moving average of the original data to reduce the influence of temporary, random or one-time events.

Source: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Excel data: Product and Service Innovation: Number of Patents

 

 

 

Kansas City Compared to Peer Metros — Level

Number of Patents - 2017


Number of Patents - 2016