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Many of the most commercially active technology fields today, as measured by patent activity, were barely on the map a decade ago. Here’s a look at the top 10 technology classes to which the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office assigned new inventions in 2001, with a comparison to activity in these same areas in 1991.

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