More Israeli Patents Filed in the U.S.
Around 340,000 patents were filed in the U.S. in 2018, almost 5,000 of them by Israeli inventors
For daily updates, subscribe to our newsletter by clicking here.The U.S. is the largest target market for patent filers. Around 340,000 patents were filed in the country in 2018, and of those, almost 5,000 originated with Israel inventors, according to Cohn, based on data compiled from U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The number of Israel-originating patents filed in the U.S. has been on a steady rise over the past 15 years: in 2004, Israeli-linked patents filed accounted for 0.68% of all patents in the U.S.
Less than half of the Israeli-related patents filed in the U.S. come from homegrown Israeli companies. Multinationals with a local presence such as IBM and Intel were the source of many of the patents filed.
In 2015-2018, 12% of all patents filed in the U.S. by Intel, which employs almost 13,000 people in Israel, originated in its local research and developed centers. In 2018 alone, that number rises to 13.5%.