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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 326, Electronic Digital Logic Circuitry

( 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 154 180 134 124 138 105 144 146 160 139 143 102 1666
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141860 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA 28 31 37 32 34 44 22 37 30 37 31 27 390
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112420 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 30 29 16 24 24 33 29 37 28 18 21 14 303
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138900 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 14 16 31 28 26 11 11 13 13 4 5 4 176
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114260 Boise City-Nampa, ID 12 18 15 13 10 11 12 9 5 11 9 11 136
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119100 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 11 12 15 10 10 10 4 11 9 14 13 14 133
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131100 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA 6 5 12 7 18 14 18 10 5 6 12 10 123
Metropolitan Statistical Area 115540 Burlington-South Burlington, VT 10 6 13 7 3 9 11 11 14 10 12 4 110
Metropolitan Statistical Area 135620 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA 11 3 5 7 5 5 4 7 11 13 10 6 87
Metropolitan Statistical Area 122660 Fort Collins-Loveland, CO 8 5 10 11 12 10 9 6 1 0 4 0 75
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114500 Boulder, CO 0 1 2 6 7 7 7 17 3 8 8 4 67
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138060 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 7 4 9 5 4 1 4 5 5 6 9 5 64
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133460 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 7 8 6 4 4 5 4 6 9 2 5 3 63
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142100 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 11 8 9 5 5 4 2 3 2 4 6 2 58
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114460 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH 2 3 6 4 3 4 4 7 5 2 11 3 54
Metropolitan Statistical Area 110900 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 8 3 2 1 1 10 6 6 3 6 2 2 50
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141740 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 0 4 3 2 7 3 5 5 1 3 7 9 49
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139580 Raleigh-Cary, NC 2 3 1 3 1 4 6 6 6 7 8 1 48
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139100 Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 2 6 12 1 0 4 4 5 2 1 5 1 43
Metropolitan Statistical Area 110740 Albuquerque, NM 2 8 4 5 3 3 2 1 2 3 4 2 39
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140900 Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 5 3 5 7 3 1 2 1 7 1 4 0 39
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140340 Rochester, MN 3 8 8 0 2 3 0 5 2 2 2 0 35
Metropolitan Statistical Area 118700 Corvallis, OR 1 1 7 6 2 5 1 4 0 2 1 0 30
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117820 Colorado Springs, CO 4 2 3 4 1 0 2 4 3 1 3 1 28
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142660 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 0 0 2 5 3 0 2 1 1 1 4 5 23
Metropolitan Statistical Area 147900 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1 2 1 1 2 2 1 1 6 3 1 2 23
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131700 Manchester-Nashua, NH 1 1 3 3 1 1 2 3 1 0 4 2 22
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112580 Baltimore-Towson, MD 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 3 6 7 21
Metropolitan Statistical Area 113780 Binghamton, NY 2 4 1 0 1 2 1 0 4 4 1 0 20
Metropolitan Statistical Area 126420 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 0 3 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 3 6 16
Metropolitan Statistical Area 116980 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI 0 1 0 1 1 2 3 1 0 2 2 2 15
Metropolitan Statistical Area 137980 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 2 0 1 8 0 15
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138860 Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, ME 2 4 0 2 1 3 1 0 0 1 1 0 15
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112060 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1 1 1 0 0 3 3 0 3 0 1 1 14
Metropolitan Statistical Area 120500 Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 1 0 1 1 1 3 1 2 0 1 0 2 13
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141500 Salinas, CA 1 0 0 1 0 4 3 2 0 0 1 0 12
Metropolitan Statistical Area 145300 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 2 1 3 11
Metropolitan Statistical Area 124540 Greeley, CO 1 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 2 2 1 9
Metropolitan Statistical Area 111180 Ames, IA 0 0 1 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 7
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114740 Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 0 1 0 1 2 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 7
Metropolitan Statistical Area 128740 Kingston, NY 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 7
Metropolitan Statistical Area 149340 Worcester, MA 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 7
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119780 Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 6
Metropolitan Statistical Area 137100 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 6
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139340 Provo-Orem, UT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 1 6
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140380 Rochester, NY 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 6
Metropolitan Statistical Area 146060 Tucson, AZ 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 2 0 0 6
Metropolitan Statistical Area 120740 Eau Claire, WI 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 126900 Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 127060 Ithaca, NY 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 2 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141620 Salt Lake City, UT 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 143300 Sherman-Denison, TX 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114860 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 116820 Charlottesville, VA 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119820 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 123540 Gainesville, FL 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133100 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138300 Pittsburgh, PA 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 111460 Ann Arbor, MI 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117460 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 124660 Greensboro-High Point, NC 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131540 Madison, WI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 135840 North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, FL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 136500 Olympia, WA 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139300 Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141420 Salem, OR 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 110420 Akron, OH 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 110580 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 113980 Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119740 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 123060 Fort Wayne, IN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 126620 Huntsville, AL 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142020 San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, CA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142060 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142140 Santa Fe, NM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 143780 South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 145940 Trenton-Ewing, NJ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139900 Reno-Sparks, NV 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 137340 Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138540 Pocatello, ID 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112020 Athens-Clarke County, GA 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117780 College Station-Bryan, TX 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117900 Columbia, SC 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119380 Dayton, OH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 122020 Fargo, ND-MN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 122220 Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 126820 Idaho Falls, ID 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 130460 Lexington-Fayette, KY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 130700 Lincoln, NE 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133700 Modesto, CA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133860 Montgomery, AL 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 136260 Ogden-Clearfield, UT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 137900 Peoria, IL 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139740 Reading, PA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140140 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141180 St. Louis, MO-IL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141700 San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142540 Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 146540 Utica-Rome, NY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 116180 Carson City, NV 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142680 Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area   -- Subtotal -- 359 394 383 356 351 345 346 392 357 328 384 277 4272
Micropolitan Statistical Area 244260 Starkville, MS 1 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 9
Micropolitan Statistical Area 220700 East Stroudsburg, PA 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
Micropolitan Statistical Area 237820 Pendleton-Hermiston, OR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 6
Micropolitan Statistical Area 229780 Las Vegas, NM 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 5
Micropolitan Statistical Area 229060 Laconia, NH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 234140 Moscow, ID 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 238020 Phoenix Lake-Cedar Ridge, CA 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 246020 Truckee-Grass Valley, CA 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 223820 Gardnerville Ranchos, NV 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 213940 Blackfoot, ID 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 236940 Owatonna, MN 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 238460 Plattsburgh, NY 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 240620 Rolla, MO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area   -- Subtotal -- 4 2 7 2 2 3 4 2 2 3 5 5 40
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900912 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, FL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900928 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, MS 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area   -- Subtotal -- 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
ALL AREAS --- TOTAL, ALL AREAS 363 396 391 358 353 347 350 394 359 331 390 282 4314


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