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U.S. PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE
Patent Technology Monitoring Team (PTMT)

Patenting In Technology Classes
Breakout by Origin,
U.S. Metropolitan and Micropolitan Areas

Count of 2000 - 2013 Utility Patent Grants,
As Distributed By Calendar Year of Grant
With Patent Counts Based on the Primary Patent Classification

- Explanation of Data -

Ranked Listing of U.S. Metropolitan and Micropolitan Areas
From Which Utility Patents Originated During the Period
Having Primary Classification In

Class 008, Bleaching and Dyeing; Fluid Treatment and Chemical Modification of Textiles and Fibers

( patent origin is determined by the residence of the first-named inventor )
( regional areas are based on U.S. Core Based Statistical Area (CBSA) )
( patent counts may not sum exactly due to rounding - see the Explanation of Data )

The following table displays U.S. metropolitan followed by U.S. micropolitan regional areas and counts of utility patents originating from them; patents are distributed by year of patent grant.
U.S. Regional Level ID Code U.S. Regional Title 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Total
Metropolitan Statistical Area 135620 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA 4 8 6 10 8 0 8 6 5 9 5 5 6 20 100
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117140 Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 3 7 7 9 13 3 12 6 5 4 7 10 4 9 99
Metropolitan Statistical Area 135660 Niles-Benton Harbor, MI 4 3 1 3 1 1 2 0 0 5 6 11 9 11 57
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114860 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 4 3 3 5 3 6 4 0 4 3 2 1 0 0 38
Metropolitan Statistical Area 143900 Spartanburg, SC 2 3 1 4 5 3 7 1 0 5 2 1 2 1 37
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133460 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 4 3 2 3 5 3 1 2 3 0 3 2 3 2 36
Metropolitan Statistical Area 116980 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI 1 0 5 2 10 0 3 0 2 1 5 1 2 1 33
Metropolitan Statistical Area 137980 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 2 3 0 4 2 1 3 3 0 3 2 2 4 0 29
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112060 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 3 2 1 3 1 1 0 2 0 2 7 3 1 1 27
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139580 Raleigh-Cary, NC 7 4 3 3 3 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 23
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141860 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA 1 3 4 3 2 1 2 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 21
Metropolitan Statistical Area 110580 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 3 4 1 4 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 18
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114460 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH 1 1 0 1 4 2 0 1 0 0 1 1 3 2 17
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131100 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA 2 1 2 2 3 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 15
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131140 Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 2 2 2 2 13
Metropolitan Statistical Area 124860 Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC 1 0 3 1 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 12
Metropolitan Statistical Area 116740 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 1 1 3 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 10
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138300 Pittsburgh, PA 1 1 0 0 2 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 10
Metropolitan Statistical Area 120500 Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 3 4 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9
Metropolitan Statistical Area 124660 Greensboro-High Point, NC 3 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 9
Metropolitan Statistical Area 116860 Chattanooga, TN-GA 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 1 8
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133100 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 8
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140900 Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 2 1 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 8
Metropolitan Statistical Area 126420 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 7
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142660 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 0 0 1 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 7
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139900 Reno-Sparks, NV 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
Metropolitan Statistical Area 115500 Burlington, NC 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 135300 New Haven-Milford, CT 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141940 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112420 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112700 Barnstable Town, MA 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117900 Columbia, SC 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119100 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119140 Dalton, GA 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119740 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 121140 Elkhart-Goshen, IN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 128700 Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 136780 Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 137340 Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141180 St. Louis, MO-IL 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141620 Salt Lake City, UT 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 111700 Asheville, NC 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 116700 Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 118140 Columbus, OH 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119780 Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 121340 El Paso, TX 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 126900 Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 128020 Kalamazoo-Portage, MI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 130860 Logan, UT-ID 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133340 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 135380 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138900 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139540 Racine, WI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140060 Richmond, VA 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141740 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 147900 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114740 Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 111340 Anderson, SC 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112580 Baltimore-Towson, MD 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117780 College Station-Bryan, TX 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 122540 Fond du Lac, WI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 123540 Gainesville, FL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 124340 Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 124780 Greenville, NC 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 125500 Harrisonburg, VA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 129820 Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139300 Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140140 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140220 Roanoke, VA 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140660 Rome, GA 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141700 San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142540 Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 145940 Trenton-Ewing, NJ 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 146060 Tucson, AZ 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112220 Auburn-Opelika, AL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112940 Baton Rouge, LA 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114260 Boise City-Nampa, ID 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 115940 Canton-Massillon, OH 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 116620 Charleston, WV 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 116820 Charlottesville, VA 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117460 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117980 Columbus, GA-AL 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 118700 Corvallis, OR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119820 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 121060 Elizabethtown, KY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 121660 Eugene-Springfield, OR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 122220 Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 122660 Fort Collins-Loveland, CO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 125620 Hattiesburg, MS 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 127060 Ithaca, NY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 128140 Kansas City, MO-KS 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 130460 Lexington-Fayette, KY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 130700 Lincoln, NE 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131420 Macon, GA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131540 Madison, WI 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131700 Manchester-Nashua, NH 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 134980 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 136740 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 137100 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 137860 Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138060 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138340 Pittsfield, MA 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139340 Provo-Orem, UT 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139740 Reading, PA 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140380 Rochester, NY 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140420 Rockford, IL 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141660 San Angelo, TX 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142100 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142140 Santa Fe, NM 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142220 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 144140 Springfield, MA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 145300 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 147260 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 148900 Wilmington, NC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 149180 Winston-Salem, NC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 137460 Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach, FL 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area   -- Subtotal -- 89 70 69 82 80 41 55 39 33 47 56 60 59 63 843
 
Micropolitan Statistical Area 235500 Newton, IA 1 2 2 10 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20
Micropolitan Statistical Area 230740 Lincolnton, NC 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 6
Micropolitan Statistical Area 239060 Pottsville, PA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 2 6
Micropolitan Statistical Area 229300 LaGrange, GA 1 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
Micropolitan Statistical Area 237800 Pella, IA 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Micropolitan Statistical Area 244380 Statesville-Mooresville, NC 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
Micropolitan Statistical Area 220380 Dunn, NC 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 222580 Forest City, NC 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 233220 Midland, MI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 211620 Ardmore, OK 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 215340 Bucyrus, OH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 231060 Los Alamos, NM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 232060 Marion-Herrin, IL 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 232260 Marshalltown, IA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 234340 Mount Airy, NC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 242860 Seneca, SC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 245740 Toccoa, GA 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area   -- Subtotal -- 5 7 6 14 3 2 4 1 1 1 4 6 1 3 58
 
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900919 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, IA 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 6
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900951 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, VA 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900947 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, TN 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900955 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, WI 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900906 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, CA 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900913 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, GA 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900923 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, ME 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900926 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, MI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900928 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, MS 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900912 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, FL 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area   -- Subtotal -- 3 2 2 2 1 1 3 0 0 1 2 2 0 1 20
 
ALL AREAS --- TOTAL, ALL AREAS 97 79 76 98 84 44 62 40 34 49 62 68 60 67 920



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