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< 8 million patents in US patent office - How many good inventions are possible?

Is there only 8 million great ideas out there? This data I collected from the USPTO shows the number of patents applied for and granted since the office opened. Its interesting reading... but it makes you think how few great ideas are captured in patents and what an under utilized resource patent protection is.

You can also checkout a link to the data here.

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