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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 131, Tobacco

( 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 140060 Richmond, VA 6 8 9 8 16 8 5 9 5 9 20 24 127
Metropolitan Statistical Area 149180 Winston-Salem, NC 6 3 5 2 2 3 5 11 4 5 15 10 71
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131100 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA 3 3 2 1 2 2 1 1 0 1 3 4 23
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131420 Macon, GA 2 0 1 6 5 1 1 2 3 0 0 0 21
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112060 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 2 3 3 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 17
Metropolitan Statistical Area 135380 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 1 1 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 2 2 4 15
Metropolitan Statistical Area 134980 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 4 3 10
Metropolitan Statistical Area 116980 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 7
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133100 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL 2 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 7
Metropolitan Statistical Area 135620 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 7
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141860 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA 1 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 6
Metropolitan Statistical Area 127260 Jacksonville, FL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 2 0 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 147900 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114860 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 137980 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 124660 Greensboro-High Point, NC 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139580 Raleigh-Cary, NC 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140900 Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141700 San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141740 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141940 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 145300 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114460 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117900 Columbia, SC 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119820 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 126100 Holland-Grand Haven, MI 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 130460 Lexington-Fayette, KY 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133460 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141180 St. Louis, MO-IL 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142060 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142100 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142660 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 146060 Tucson, AZ 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 147580 Warner Robins, GA 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 149340 Worcester, MA 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112580 Baltimore-Towson, MD 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112940 Baton Rouge, LA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 113820 Birmingham-Hoover, AL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 113980 Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 115380 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 115980 Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 116700 Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 116740 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119100 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119260 Danville, VA 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119740 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 120500 Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 121780 Evansville, IN-KY 0 0 0 0 0 1 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 124860 Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 125060 Gulfport-Biloxi, MS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 125540 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 126180 Honolulu, HI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 126420 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 127140 Jackson, MS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 127180 Jackson, TN 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 128020 Kalamazoo-Portage, MI 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 129820 Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 130700 Lincoln, NE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131140 Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131340 Lynchburg, VA 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133340 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 135300 New Haven-Milford, CT 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138060 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140140 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140380 Rochester, NY 1 0 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 0 0 0 1 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141980 San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo, PR 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 145060 Syracuse, NY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 145780 Toledo, OH 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 147300 Visalia-Porterville, CA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 148540 Wheeling, WV-OH 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 149020 Winchester, VA-WV 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114500 Boulder, CO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 124540 Greeley, CO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 116180 Carson City, NV 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139900 Reno-Sparks, NV 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Metropolitan Statistical Area   -- Subtotal -- 42 28 31 33 44 26 18 26 20 24 65 59 416
Micropolitan Statistical Area 217340 Clearlake, CA 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 213100 Beatrice, NE 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 214660 Brainerd, MN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 220420 Durango, CO 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 225700 Hays, KS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 227700 Jesup, GA 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 231660 Malone, NY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 239220 Price, UT 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 245620 Thomasville, GA 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 245640 Thomasville-Lexington, NC 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 246420 Union, SC 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 248020 Watertown-Fort Atkinson, WI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 248580 Whitewater, WI 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 223820 Gardnerville Ranchos, NV 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Micropolitan Statistical Area   -- Subtotal -- 1 2 3 1 1 0 2 1 0 1 1 1 14
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900937 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, NC 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900919 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, IA 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900939 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, OH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900945 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, SC 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area   -- Subtotal -- 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 6
ALL AREAS --- TOTAL, ALL AREAS 44 31 34 34 46 28 20 27 21 25 66 60 436


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