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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 117, Single-Crystal, Oriented-Crystal, and Epitaxy Growth Processes; Non-Coating Apparatus Therefor

( 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 141940 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 6 4 3 2 11 12 5 7 5 4 6 5 70
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114460 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH 9 3 1 5 4 3 6 6 6 4 8 6 61
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138900 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 8 9 7 8 3 5 4 5 3 2 0 1 55
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141860 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA 4 4 2 2 8 7 3 10 2 3 3 2 50
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141180 St. Louis, MO-IL 2 15 7 9 3 4 1 5 0 1 0 1 48
Metropolitan Statistical Area 135620 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA 2 5 4 4 1 4 3 2 5 2 5 3 40
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114260 Boise City-Nampa, ID 1 2 0 1 7 5 7 4 2 2 0 0 31
Metropolitan Statistical Area 147900 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 3 2 1 7 2 3 1 3 2 4 2 0 30
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138060 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 6 3 3 2 5 3 2 0 3 0 2 0 29
Metropolitan Statistical Area 110580 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 1 3 1 0 2 0 5 2 3 3 6 1 27
Metropolitan Statistical Area 116980 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI 0 1 1 5 2 1 1 3 3 2 1 1 21
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117460 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 3 3 2 4 2 2 1 0 2 0 0 1 20
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131100 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA 0 1 0 0 1 3 2 4 1 1 3 3 18
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139580 Raleigh-Cary, NC 2 0 0 1 2 0 1 1 6 1 1 1 16
Metropolitan Statistical Area 120500 Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 0 0 0 0 4 1 1 3 4 1 0 0 14
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138300 Pittsburgh, PA 3 0 2 1 2 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 14
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119100 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 2 2 3 1 0 1 0 2 1 0 1 0 13
Metropolitan Statistical Area 128940 Knoxville, TN 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 2 1 1 1 11
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112420 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 1 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 2 0 2 1 10
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114860 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 1 0 1 0 2 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 9
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131700 Manchester-Nashua, NH 3 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 9
Metropolitan Statistical Area 110740 Albuquerque, NM 2 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 8
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139100 Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 0 1 1 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 8
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141740 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 7
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112580 Baltimore-Towson, MD 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 6
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119740 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 1 0 6
Metropolitan Statistical Area 121300 Elmira, NY 0 0 1 1 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 6
Metropolitan Statistical Area 124860 Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 1 0 6
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131140 Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 2 0 6
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133460 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 2 0 0 1 6
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142060 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 6
Metropolitan Statistical Area 145940 Trenton-Ewing, NJ 0 0 0 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
Metropolitan Statistical Area 149340 Worcester, MA 1 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 6
Metropolitan Statistical Area 137100 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114740 Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112060 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114500 Boulder, CO 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141420 Salem, OR 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 136740 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117860 Columbia, MO 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 118140 Columbus, OH 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 127060 Ithaca, NY 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 129620 Lansing-East Lansing, MI 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 137980 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139900 Reno-Sparks, NV 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140980 Saginaw-Saginaw Township North, MI 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 110900 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 113820 Birmingham-Hoover, AL 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 115540 Burlington-South Burlington, VT 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 116580 Champaign-Urbana, IL 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119820 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 122220 Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 126620 Huntsville, AL 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139740 Reading, PA 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140060 Richmond, VA 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140900 Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 146060 Tucson, AZ 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142100 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142660 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 111460 Ann Arbor, MI 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112020 Athens-Clarke County, GA 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112220 Auburn-Opelika, AL 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 115380 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 0 0 1 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 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117780 College Station-Bryan, TX 0 0 1 0 0 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 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119380 Dayton, OH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 123540 Gainesville, FL 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 1 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 126900 Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 126980 Iowa City, IA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 128020 Kalamazoo-Portage, MI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 128420 Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, WA 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 129140 Lafayette, IN 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 129940 Lawrence, KS 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 130700 Lincoln, NE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133340 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 134100 Morristown, TN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 135300 New Haven-Milford, CT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 135840 North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, FL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139300 Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142140 Santa Fe, NM 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 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 145220 Tallahassee, FL 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 134900 Napa, CA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 137340 Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 146700 Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area   -- Subtotal -- 70 70 56 71 79 73 65 75 66 48 53 45 771
Micropolitan Statistical Area 225940 Hilton Head Island-Beaufort, SC 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
Micropolitan Statistical Area 225340 Harriman, TN 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Micropolitan Statistical Area 234180 Moses Lake, WA 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 4
Micropolitan Statistical Area 233220 Midland, MI 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
Micropolitan Statistical Area 245860 Torrington, CT 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Micropolitan Statistical Area 215580 Butte-Silver Bow, MT 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 218180 Concord, NH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 218500 Corning, NY 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 223900 Gettysburg, PA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 230100 Lebanon, NH-VT 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 231060 Los Alamos, NM 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 210540 Albany-Lebanon, OR 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 211900 Athens, OH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 220700 East Stroudsburg, PA 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 226340 Houghton, MI 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 229060 Laconia, NH 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 244260 Starkville, MS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 244660 Stillwater, OK 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 247700 Warsaw, IN 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area   -- Subtotal -- 9 1 2 7 4 3 7 0 1 2 1 2 39
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900929 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, MO 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area   -- Subtotal -- 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
ALL AREAS --- TOTAL, ALL AREAS 79 71 58 79 83 76 72 75 67 50 54 47 811


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