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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 162, Paper Making and Fiber Liberation

( 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 136780 Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 23 25 34 17 24 22 15 15 11 14 27 21 248
Metropolitan Statistical Area 111540 Appleton, WI 18 31 29 26 17 18 6 12 9 4 9 6 185
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117140 Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 22 10 7 8 4 2 9 7 10 12 17 26 134
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112060 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 8 11 11 8 8 3 3 6 6 4 6 10 84
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142660 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 1 6 6 10 10 2 12 8 5 4 3 2 66
Metropolitan Statistical Area 116980 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI 7 6 8 6 5 1 3 3 3 3 7 12 64
Metropolitan Statistical Area 137980 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 14 12 6 6 6 1 0 6 1 3 5 4 64
Metropolitan Statistical Area 110580 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 11 4 7 3 3 1 5 4 2 5 2 2 48
Metropolitan Statistical Area 124020 Glens Falls, NY 7 6 9 3 1 1 5 2 1 2 2 2 40
Metropolitan Statistical Area 135620 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA 3 7 6 6 3 2 4 2 2 1 0 2 38
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140060 Richmond, VA 2 1 2 4 1 0 1 0 2 0 8 0 21
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114460 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH 2 0 1 0 0 0 4 2 1 0 2 7 19
Metropolitan Statistical Area 127260 Jacksonville, FL 2 2 3 2 1 0 2 1 0 3 1 2 19
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139100 Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 5 3 2 4 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 18
Metropolitan Statistical Area 118140 Columbus, OH 1 4 2 2 3 0 0 2 0 0 2 1 17
Metropolitan Statistical Area 124580 Green Bay, WI 1 3 0 2 0 0 1 1 3 1 1 3 16
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119380 Dayton, OH 1 0 3 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 5 1 15
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138900 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 0 3 7 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 13
Metropolitan Statistical Area 147260 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 1 2 5 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 13
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114860 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 0 0 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 4 1 11
Metropolitan Statistical Area 127500 Janesville, WI 2 3 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 11
Metropolitan Statistical Area 132820 Memphis, TN-MS-AR 0 1 3 1 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 11
Metropolitan Statistical Area 116700 Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC 0 1 1 3 1 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 10
Metropolitan Statistical Area 143340 Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 6 9
Metropolitan Statistical Area 149340 Worcester, MA 0 2 0 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 9
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119740 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 2 8
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112580 Baltimore-Towson, MD 3 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 7
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114740 Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 7
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131700 Manchester-Nashua, NH 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 7
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140420 Rockford, IL 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 7
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141940 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 5 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
Metropolitan Statistical Area 144140 Springfield, MA 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 2 0 7
Metropolitan Statistical Area 110900 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 6
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112260 Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 0 1 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119100 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 6
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131540 Madison, WI 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 6
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139580 Raleigh-Cary, NC 0 2 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6
Metropolitan Statistical Area 126420 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138300 Pittsburgh, PA 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139300 Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141180 St. Louis, MO-IL 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 145940 Trenton-Ewing, NJ 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 116740 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 124860 Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 125540 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133460 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 137860 Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138940 Port St. Lucie, FL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141740 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 145500 Texarkana, TX-Texarkana, AR 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 145780 Toledo, OH 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112420 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112620 Bangor, ME 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 115260 Brunswick, GA 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 116300 Cedar Rapids, IA 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117980 Columbus, GA-AL 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 128700 Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 129540 Lancaster, PA 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 134900 Napa, CA 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 136740 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 147900 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 148140 Wausau, WI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 113820 Birmingham-Hoover, AL 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 116620 Charleston, WV 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 116820 Charlottesville, VA 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117460 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117900 Columbia, SC 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 121500 Erie, PA 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 122500 Florence, SC 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 123540 Gainesville, FL 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 130700 Lincoln, NE 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131100 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 132780 Medford, OR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 135300 New Haven-Milford, CT 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 137100 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140380 Rochester, NY 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 149020 Winchester, VA-WV 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 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 112020 Athens-Clarke County, GA 0 0 1 0 0 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 113780 Binghamton, NY 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 113980 Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 115380 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 115540 Burlington-South Burlington, VT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119060 Cumberland, MD-WV 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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 120500 Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 121660 Eugene-Springfield, OR 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 123580 Gainesville, GA 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 124660 Greensboro-High Point, NC 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 126580 Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 0 0 0 1 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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 128020 Kalamazoo-Portage, MI 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 128940 Knoxville, TN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 130300 Lewiston, ID-WA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131020 Longview, WA 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131420 Macon, GA 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 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133740 Monroe, LA 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 134620 Muncie, IN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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 137700 Pascagoula, MS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138860 Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, ME 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139740 Reading, PA 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140660 Rome, GA 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140900 Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141060 St. Cloud, MN 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141860 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142340 Savannah, GA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 144940 Sumter, SC 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 145460 Terre Haute, IN 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 146140 Tulsa, OK 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 148620 Wichita, KS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 148660 Wichita Falls, TX 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 149180 Winston-Salem, NC 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 122660 Fort Collins-Loveland, CO 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 124540 Greeley, CO 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area   -- Subtotal -- 164 178 185 137 111 72 90 89 68 76 124 133 1426
Micropolitan Statistical Area 227700 Jesup, GA 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 2 2 0 1 0 9
Micropolitan Statistical Area 248980 Wilson, NC 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 2 3 9
Micropolitan Statistical Area 217060 Chillicothe, OH 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Micropolitan Statistical Area 234340 Mount Airy, NC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 3
Micropolitan Statistical Area 234700 Muscatine, IA 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Micropolitan Statistical Area 243220 Shelton, WA 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Micropolitan Statistical Area 245860 Torrington, CT 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
Micropolitan Statistical Area 248940 Wilmington, OH 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
Micropolitan Statistical Area 220140 Dublin, GA 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 227020 Iron Mountain, MI-WI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 237140 Paducah, KY-IL 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 248180 Waycross, GA 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 211820 Astoria, OR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 211940 Athens, TN 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 212300 Augusta-Waterville, ME 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 213500 Bennettsville, SC 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 216900 Chester, SC 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 218060 Columbus, MS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 218180 Concord, NH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 218460 Cornelia, GA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 218820 Crawfordsville, IN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 223300 Freeport, IL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 223900 Gettysburg, PA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 224620 Greeneville, TN 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 229860 Laurel, MS 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 232220 Marshall, TX 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 232270 Marshfield-Wisconsin Rapids, WI 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 233220 Midland, MI 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 233300 Milledgeville, GA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 235020 Natchez, MS-LA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 235260 New Castle, PA 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 240820 Ruston, LA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 241220 St. Marys, GA 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 244620 Stevens Point, WI 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 248060 Watertown-Fort Drum, NY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 248580 Whitewater, WI 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 229580 Lancaster, SC 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 224820 Greenville, OH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Micropolitan Statistical Area   -- Subtotal -- 7 5 2 7 10 2 7 3 6 2 11 7 69
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900955 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, WI 1 3 3 4 2 1 0 2 2 3 7 2 30
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900951 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, VA 2 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 9
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900908 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, CO 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900927 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, MN 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900947 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, TN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900913 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, GA 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900919 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, IA 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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   -- Subtotal -- 5 6 6 6 2 2 0 2 3 4 9 3 48
ALL AREAS --- TOTAL, ALL AREAS 175 189 193 150 123 76 97 94 77 82 144 143 1543


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