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San Diego is a innovation leader in the telecommunications industry

San Diego has the highest percentage of overall patent growth, recording 84.4 percent growth in the last 5 years making it a very innovative market and a breeding ground for spin-off tech companies.

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  • San Diego has the highest percentage of overall patent growth, recording 84.4 percent growth in the last 5 years making it a very innovative market and a breeding ground for spin-off tech companies. San Diego leads the way in Southern California for patents per capita with 1.6 patents per 1,000 people were generated compared with just 0.49 patents per 1,000 people in the LA-OC region. 
  • When last updated by the US Patent and Trademark Office in 2015, San Diego was a leader for Multiplex Communications and Telecommunications patents combining for a total of 1,300, however still a ways short from Silicon Valley (San Jose) at 1,633. Two of San Diego’s largest employers are both telecommunications companies that create some of the most cutting-edge technologies that are used worldwide. With three major universities, growing defense technology, and technology industries, the caliber of tech talent continues to expand in San Diego; this is validated by the fact San Diego ranks fifth in the nation for share of STEM bachelors degrees.

 

Source: JLL Research, USPTO, latest data available is as of 2015

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