How many patents were awarded to Austin area inventors in 2016?

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799

Austin Chamber’s VP/Research Beverly Kerr Reports patent activity is a primary indicator of Austin’s climate for innovation.

It’s hard to believe 4,000 patents were awarded to Austin area inventors in 2016!! This number is 11.2% higher than in 2015. What is really is astounding is in 2016 Austin patents represents 30% of all patents granted to inventors throughout Texas. This continued achievement only reinforces Austin’s reputation for innovation.

Austin’s high tech industries are an important factor in our economy. We rely on these industries for our economic growth, exports and job creation and they are sustaining a competitive edge. Our numbers compared to cities around the US are shinning stars in the front of the pack. Patents per 10,000 populations puts Austin in #3 behind #1 Jan Jose and #2 San Francisco! Los Angeles is #13 and New York is #22.

So what companies are churning out patents from our Austin inventors?

The top four companies according to the US Patent Office are:

IBM with an astonishing 3,495

Dell Technologies with 1,002

Freescale with 904

AT&T with 820

Other companies are putting out some notable numbers:

Silicon Laboratories- 311, National Instruments – 274, AMD – 221, VIA Technologies – 171, Cirrus Logic- 156, Apple- 137 and Intel – 134

Austin continues to wow us over with the vibrancy with so many strong suits contributing to our pro-business attitude and flair to continually improve!

P.S. These accolades are just ONE of the many reasons a move to Austin, might be in the near future for you. Reach out to me at 512-346-1799 or for an insightful conversation on Austin’s real estate market. I offer you hands-on Professional guidance for all your real estate needs.

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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Dorie Dillard - The community and would be purchasers of property in Austin can rely on a diverse economy for peace of mind and additional investment opportunities.

Jan 17, 2017 05:20 AM #1
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists

Austin keeps topping many of the charts. Must be a great place to call home Dorie!

Jan 17, 2017 05:35 AM #2
Robin Wells
RAW Chimney Sweep and Inspections - Penetanguishene, ON
Giving Peace Of Mind One Chimney At A Time

Amazing numbers.  However, when you look at the names submitting these patents it makes sense.  The number shown for IBM in one year is incredible.

Thanks for sharing.

Jan 17, 2017 05:36 AM #3
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker

Good morning Dorie. Austin is certainly a growing force and only getting stronger! Enjoy your day!

Jan 17, 2017 05:50 AM #4
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
Realty National - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Dorie Dillard This is not only exciting news, but encouraging that innovation and imagination still survive in the U.S.

Jan 17, 2017 05:53 AM #5
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Wow, sounds like a lot of new stuff should be coming along in the very near future!

Jan 17, 2017 07:06 AM #6
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty & Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

Texas is a good location for businesses which is why I am looking at investment properties in that area. 

Jan 17, 2017 07:22 AM #7
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


That is quite a big number.  Having been part of the getting a patent process, this is an admirable feat.  It takes several years to get a patent, and speaks well as to the level of education and smarts in your city.  A

Jan 17, 2017 07:46 AM #8
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

That is an exciting number and bodes well for the high number of good jobs in Austin Dorie Dillard 

Jan 17, 2017 07:49 AM #9
Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

Good morning, Dorie --- that's an interesting statistic that's far from "weird" -- just another reason why Austin is such a popular place.   

Jan 17, 2017 07:58 AM #10
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Wow Dorie Dillard, that many inventors in your area.  That is impressive.  Was thomas Edison relations live there?


Jan 17, 2017 04:14 PM #11
Joanna Cohlan
Fresh Eyes For Your Home - Chappaqua, NY
Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes

Austin is by far, the most creative area of Texas and that's because there is a spirit of openness and creativity in Austin that attracts  high tech firms and the talent that they need to excel and thrive!

Jan 17, 2017 04:37 PM #12
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Wow Dorie- that is an amazing stat about Austin.  It's easy to see why people want to live my favorite "weird" place. 

Jan 17, 2017 06:13 PM #13
James Dray
Fathom Realty AR LLC - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Good morning Dorie.  Well now that is impressive, 30% with all the patents being filed inn the State

Jan 18, 2017 03:07 AM #14
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

What an interesting stat. That is much higher than I would have thought and means there are lots of movers and shakers in the Austin area.

Jan 18, 2017 06:43 AM #15
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Wow....those numbers are impressive.  Keep those ideas coming Austin!

Jan 18, 2017 02:27 PM #16
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