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Patents awarded to the U.S. Government in 2004

Law departments of corporations may be busy preparing and prosecuting patents, but so are the lawyers for our government. As part of a law department consulting project, we looked at US patents awarded different companies in 2004. Lo and behold, we taxpayers benefited from our USPTO granting our US government at least 841 patents. I have identified the top three that I saw

317 Navy 11
134 Army 10
117 H&HS 9
102 8
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