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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 - 2011 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 105, Railway Rolling Stock

( 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 Total
Metropolitan Statistical Area 116980 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI 13 18 17 11 8 4 3 2 3 5 11 6 101
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119100 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 4 5 5 1 4 5 2 5 0 1 3 1 36
Metropolitan Statistical Area 121500 Erie, PA 1 2 3 3 0 1 1 4 5 3 5 5 33
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138900 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 1 4 3 5 1 1 1 0 1 3 5 2 27
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141180 St. Louis, MO-IL 1 1 0 1 1 0 4 1 2 2 0 2 15
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133340 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 1 1 1 1 0 1 2 1 1 2 1 0 12
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119820 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 3 1 11
Metropolitan Statistical Area 128140 Kansas City, MO-KS 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 3 0 11
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117140 Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 0 0 1 0 0 2 2 0 2 1 1 1 10
Metropolitan Statistical Area 118140 Columbus, OH 3 1 2 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 10
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131100 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 3 0 3 10
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138300 Pittsburgh, PA 1 3 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 10
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112060 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 0 0 4 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 8
Metropolitan Statistical Area 127780 Johnstown, PA 1 2 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 8
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141700 San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 1 1 0 2 8
Metropolitan Statistical Area 147900 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 6
Metropolitan Statistical Area 149620 York-Hanover, PA 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 6
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139340 Provo-Orem, UT 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139580 Raleigh-Cary, NC 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119740 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 137980 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 111700 Asheville, NC 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112420 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 125420 Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 128940 Knoxville, TN 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 130460 Lexington-Fayette, KY 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 135620 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 135660 Niles-Benton Harbor, MI 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140900 Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141620 Salt Lake City, UT 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 149660 Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 110580 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 115380 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 115940 Canton-Massillon, OH 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 124340 Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131140 Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 135840 North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, FL 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 136540 Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141860 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142660 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 110740 Albuquerque, NM 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 111460 Ann Arbor, MI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112940 Baton Rouge, LA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 113820 Birmingham-Hoover, AL 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 113980 Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114260 Boise City-Nampa, ID 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114460 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117820 Colorado Springs, CO 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119780 Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 120020 Dothan, AL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 120220 Dubuque, IA 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 120500 Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 121340 El Paso, TX 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 122420 Flint, MI 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 123060 Fort Wayne, IN 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 124580 Green Bay, WI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 124860 Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 125540 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 126420 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 128700 Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 129540 Lancaster, PA 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 132780 Medford, OR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133100 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133860 Montgomery, AL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 134980 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 135300 New Haven-Milford, CT 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138060 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138940 Port St. Lucie, FL 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139460 Punta Gorda, FL 0 0 0 0 1 0 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 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140060 Richmond, VA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141940 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142060 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 143300 Sherman-Denison, TX 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 143620 Sioux Falls, SD 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 143780 South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 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 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 121820 Fairbanks, AK 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area   -- Subtotal -- 37 51 46 40 30 31 28 24 26 32 39 42 426
Micropolitan Statistical Area 248060 Watertown-Fort Drum, NY 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
Micropolitan Statistical Area 228820 Kinston, NC 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 217500 Clewiston, FL 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 222100 Farmington, MO 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 228340 Kendallville, IN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 229900 Laurinburg, NC 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 232700 McPherson, KS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 234140 Moscow, ID 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 234700 Muscatine, IA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 237800 Pella, IA 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 241460 Salina, KS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 243740 Somerset, PA 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 243860 Southern Pines-Pinehurst, NC 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 245740 Toccoa, GA 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 249460 Yankton, SD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area   -- Subtotal -- 3 2 1 2 3 3 0 0 0 0 2 2 18
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900920 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, KS 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 4
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900917 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, IL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900921 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, KY 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900926 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, MI 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900950 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, VT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900902 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, AK 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area   -- Subtotal -- 1 2 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 2 0 9
ALL AREAS --- TOTAL, ALL AREAS 41 55 47 43 33 34 29 24 27 32 43 44 452


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