Where do biotechnology inventors live?

As an offshoot of PatentStat, I’ve assembled a set of graphs of patent inventor locations, focusing in 33 industry sectors.

Here are the maps for biotechnology:

Global Biotechnology InventorsUS Biotechnology Inventor Locations

Click on the maps for links to the live maps, or visit PatentStat’s other maps.


  1. Reinhard Hiller
      December 10, 2014

    Hi Yali, thanks for sharing! It’s not obvious from the chart what data you have used. Is it # of inventors, # of patents (filed or granted or both)? Rgds, Reinhard

  2. thinkBiotech
      December 10, 2014

    It’s actually a combination of the two 🙂 Each inventor location is given fractional ‘ownership’ of a patent. So, if a patent has 1 US inventor, 1 French inventor, and 2 South African inventors, then South Africa gets .5 credit for the patent, and the US and France get .25 each.

    • Reinhard Hiller
        December 11, 2014

      Ok! Many thanks for the clarification…