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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 150, Purses, Wallets, and Protective Covers

( 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 135620 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA 4 1 1 4 1 2 2 3 2 2 4 2 28
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131100 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA 1 2 1 1 1 1 0 3 0 3 3 1 17
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138060 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 2 1 0 2 11
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119100 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 6
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141740 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 6
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141860 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 6
Metropolitan Statistical Area 137980 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133460 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 147900 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112060 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 116740 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 116980 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119740 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133100 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112420 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114460 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117140 Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 127260 Jacksonville, FL 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139900 Reno-Sparks, NV 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140140 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 145300 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 146140 Tulsa, OK 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 110420 Akron, OH 0 0 0 1 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 111100 Amarillo, TX 0 0 0 1 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 112100 Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112260 Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112580 Baltimore-Towson, MD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112700 Barnstable Town, MA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112980 Battle Creek, MI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 113980 Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 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 117660 Coeur d'Alene, ID 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117900 Columbia, SC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117980 Columbus, GA-AL 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119260 Danville, VA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 124660 Greensboro-High Point, NC 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 126180 Honolulu, HI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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 126620 Huntsville, AL 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 127140 Jackson, MS 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 0 0 1 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 128940 Knoxville, TN 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 129100 La Crosse, WI-MN 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 130780 Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131540 Madison, WI 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133340 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 134820 Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway, SC 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 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 136420 Oklahoma City, OK 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 136540 Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 136740 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138860 Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, ME 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139300 Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139580 Raleigh-Cary, NC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139660 Rapid City, SD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140060 Richmond, VA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140380 Rochester, NY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141620 Salt Lake City, UT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141700 San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 1 0 0 0 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 142020 San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, CA 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 143620 Sioux Falls, SD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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 144700 Stockton, CA 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 146060 Tucson, AZ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 147300 Visalia-Porterville, CA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 149660 Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area   -- Subtotal -- 18 17 15 18 11 7 8 12 9 21 20 11 167
Micropolitan Statistical Area 216500 Centralia, WA 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 223380 Fremont, OH 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 228900 Klamath Falls, OR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 236580 Oneonta, NY 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 240300 Rochelle, IL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 247460 Walla Walla, WA 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area   -- Subtotal -- 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 6
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900919 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, IA 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 5
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900908 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, CO 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900906 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, CA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900921 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, KY 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900951 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, VA 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900955 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, WI 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area   -- Subtotal -- 1 2 1 0 1 0 2 2 0 0 1 1 11
ALL AREAS --- TOTAL, ALL AREAS 19 19 18 18 12 7 12 14 10 22 21 12 184


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