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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 111, Planting

( 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 7 6 3 6 11 4 2 12 5 5 9 5 75
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119340 Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 3 6 2 11 8 2 7 5 3 9 8 3 67
Metropolitan Statistical Area 137900 Peoria, IL 1 2 1 1 4 2 1 1 1 4 3 1 22
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133460 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 4 2 2 0 3 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 14
Metropolitan Statistical Area 122020 Fargo, ND-MN 6 0 2 1 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 13
Metropolitan Statistical Area 126420 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 2 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 9
Metropolitan Statistical Area 111180 Ames, IA 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 116580 Champaign-Urbana, IL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119780 Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138060 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 144060 Spokane, WA 0 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112060 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 116300 Cedar Rapids, IA 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119100 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 128420 Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, WA 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 130700 Lincoln, NE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 135620 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 148620 Wichita, KS 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 110500 Albany, GA 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 115380 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119740 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 126900 Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133700 Modesto, CA 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141420 Salem, OR 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 145300 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 113900 Bismarck, ND 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114060 Bloomington-Normal, IL 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114260 Boise City-Nampa, ID 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 115980 Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 126820 Idaho Falls, ID 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 128100 Kankakee-Bradley, IL 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 128940 Knoxville, TN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133100 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 134940 Naples-Marco Island, FL 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 137980 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139580 Raleigh-Cary, NC 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140420 Rockford, IL 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141180 St. Louis, MO-IL 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141540 Salisbury, MD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141620 Salt Lake City, UT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142020 San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, CA 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142660 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142680 Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 145460 Terre Haute, IN 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 145820 Topeka, KS 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138540 Pocatello, ID 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 110420 Akron, OH 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 110580 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 110740 Albuquerque, NM 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 111700 Asheville, NC 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112220 Auburn-Opelika, AL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112420 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112940 Baton Rouge, LA 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 113380 Bellingham, WA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 113740 Billings, MT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 116020 Cape Girardeau-Jackson, MO-IL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 116740 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117140 Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 118140 Columbus, OH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119180 Danville, IL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119820 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 122540 Fond du Lac, WI 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 123540 Gainesville, FL 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 123580 Gainesville, GA 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 124220 Grand Forks, ND-MN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 126980 Iowa City, IA 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 128140 Kansas City, MO-KS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 129540 Lancaster, PA 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 129820 Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 130860 Logan, UT-ID 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131020 Longview, WA 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131100 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131140 Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131540 Madison, WI 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131740 Manhattan, KS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138900 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139300 Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139460 Punta Gorda, FL 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139540 Racine, WI 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139740 Reading, PA 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140580 Rocky Mount, NC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140900 Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141700 San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141740 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141940 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 145780 Toledo, OH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 146140 Tulsa, OK 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 147580 Warner Robins, GA 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 147940 Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area   -- Subtotal -- 34 34 25 39 35 23 28 28 27 33 33 20 359
Micropolitan Statistical Area 224700 Greensburg, IN 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 2 1 1 0 9
Micropolitan Statistical Area 238020 Phoenix Lake-Cedar Ridge, CA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 4
Micropolitan Statistical Area 241460 Salina, KS 0 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
Micropolitan Statistical Area 223660 Galesburg, IL 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
Micropolitan Statistical Area 224260 Grand Island, NE 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 3
Micropolitan Statistical Area 232700 McPherson, KS 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3
Micropolitan Statistical Area 210100 Aberdeen, SD 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 218060 Columbus, MS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 219580 Defiance, OH 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 226740 Hutchinson, KS 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 231380 Macomb, IL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 239420 Pullman, WA 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 239500 Quincy, IL-MO 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 247700 Warsaw, IN 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 247820 Washington, NC 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 247980 Watertown, SD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 214780 Brenham, TX 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 220140 Dublin, GA 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 225660 Havre, MT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 228340 Kendallville, IN 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 232180 Marshall, MO 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 234180 Moses Lake, WA 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 236340 Oil City, PA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 240260 Roanoke Rapids, NC 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 242900 Seneca Falls, NY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 244020 Spirit Lake, IA 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 244980 Sunbury, PA 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 245700 Tifton, GA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 245860 Torrington, CT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 246180 Tupelo, MS 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 246780 Van Wert, OH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 249100 Winona, MN 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 213940 Blackfoot, ID 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area   -- Subtotal -- 4 5 1 7 5 4 9 3 6 5 9 5 63
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900931 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, NE 1 2 1 0 2 0 2 0 1 2 1 2 14
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900919 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, IA 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 1 3 11
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900921 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, KY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 3 4 11
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900905 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, AR 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 4
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900920 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, KS 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 4
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900942 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, PA 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900953 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, WA 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900917 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, IL 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900938 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, ND 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900946 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, SD 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900913 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, GA 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900927 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, MN 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900929 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, MO 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900901 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, AL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900940 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, OK 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900955 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, WI 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area   -- Subtotal -- 5 9 6 3 7 4 5 4 6 4 7 10 70
ALL AREAS --- TOTAL, ALL AREAS 43 47 32 49 47 31 42 35 39 42 49 35 491


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