Local Patents

According to the most recent data from the US Patent Office, Rochester ranked 17th overall in patents granted per year, surpassing much larger cities like Houston and Atlanta. On a per capita basis, Rochester ranks 5th among US metropolitan areas.

This interactive database allows you to search for patents that were granted to individuals or companies in Monroe County from 1976 to present. Enter the name of a company ("Kodak"), an inventor's name ("Sasson"), or words that describe what's patented ("spaghetti"). Click on the patent number to view the patent or download a PDF version. (Patents issued within the past week may not be available online yet.)

For more complex searches or to search for patents issued outside of Rochester, you can visit the US Patent Office's website or Google Patent Search.

Read Sean Lahman's weekly column on Rochester-area patents.

Click here for a database of patents issued to inventors in New York before 1840.
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