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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 066, Textiles: Knitting

( 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 125860 Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 4 7 1 3 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20
Metropolitan Statistical Area 149180 Winston-Salem, NC 2 3 2 2 0 0 2 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 17
Metropolitan Statistical Area 124660 Greensboro-High Point, NC 1 1 2 0 5 2 2 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 16
Metropolitan Statistical Area 135620 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA 2 2 2 1 3 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 14
Metropolitan Statistical Area 116740 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 1 1 0 1 2 2 0 1 2 0 1 1 0 1 13
Metropolitan Statistical Area 137980 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1 1 2 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 3 13
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114460 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH 4 2 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11
Metropolitan Statistical Area 124860 Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 3 0 2 0 0 9
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131100 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA 1 0 1 1 0 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 9
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140060 Richmond, VA 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 5 0 0 8
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112060 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 7
Metropolitan Statistical Area 115500 Burlington, NC 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 7
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138900 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 6
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139300 Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 6
Metropolitan Statistical Area 143900 Spartanburg, SC 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 6
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114860 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 116980 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119820 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 128140 Kansas City, MO-KS 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 111700 Asheville, NC 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 121340 El Paso, TX 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133100 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 148620 Wichita, KS 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112260 Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112580 Baltimore-Towson, MD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 127500 Janesville, WI 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 128940 Knoxville, TN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 129140 Lafayette, IN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133340 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 135840 North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, FL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139340 Provo-Orem, UT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139580 Raleigh-Cary, NC 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141860 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142020 San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, CA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 143100 Sheboygan, WI 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 146660 Valdosta, GA 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 148900 Wilmington, NC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 110420 Akron, OH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 113820 Birmingham-Hoover, AL 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117460 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119100 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119460 Decatur, AL 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119740 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 121140 Elkhart-Goshen, IN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 123540 Gainesville, FL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 125180 Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 125540 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 127260 Jacksonville, FL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 130780 Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131540 Madison, WI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 134940 Naples-Marco Island, FL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 134980 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 137100 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 137340 Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138300 Pittsburgh, PA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138340 Pittsfield, MA 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139100 Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139740 Reading, PA 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141180 St. Louis, MO-IL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141740 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 144140 Springfield, MA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 145060 Syracuse, NY 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 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 148300 Wenatchee-East Wenatchee, WA 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 149340 Worcester, MA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112220 Auburn-Opelika, AL 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114740 Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117980 Columbus, GA-AL 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142660 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area   -- Subtotal -- 28 29 15 14 20 19 20 10 10 21 15 22 10 17 249
 
Micropolitan Statistical Area 236700 Orangeburg, SC 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 1 1 0 9
Micropolitan Statistical Area 239060 Pottsville, PA 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Micropolitan Statistical Area 243860 Southern Pines-Pinehurst, NC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 4
Micropolitan Statistical Area 230740 Lincolnton, NC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 3
Micropolitan Statistical Area 228820 Kinston, NC 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 210760 Alexander City, AL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 211940 Athens, TN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 218180 Concord, NH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 218860 Crescent City, CA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 219540 Decatur, IN 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 225780 Henderson, NC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 229580 Lancaster, SC 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 231300 Lumberton, NC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 244380 Statesville-Mooresville, NC 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 245620 Thomasville, GA 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 245640 Thomasville-Lexington, NC 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 246100 Tullahoma, TN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area   -- Subtotal -- 4 2 0 2 0 2 3 1 2 8 5 2 1 2 34
 
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900936 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, NY 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900937 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, NC 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900951 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, VA 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900945 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, SC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area   -- Subtotal -- 2 4 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 10
 
ALL AREAS --- TOTAL, ALL AREAS 34 35 16 16 20 21 24 11 12 29 21 24 11 19 293



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