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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 347, Incremental Printing of Symbolic Information

( 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 140380 Rochester, NY 117 155 185 143 115 79 45 55 49 38 79 83 1143
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138900 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 55 78 74 89 72 60 60 28 34 34 77 60 721
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141740 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 43 82 73 94 50 42 25 36 20 25 29 26 545
Metropolitan Statistical Area 118700 Corvallis, OR 42 58 77 66 42 51 42 18 23 33 34 39 525
Metropolitan Statistical Area 130460 Lexington-Fayette, KY 49 58 48 47 37 29 40 39 42 23 56 39 507
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141940 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 15 14 25 15 8 12 11 20 14 11 11 24 179
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114260 Boise City-Nampa, ID 7 9 19 24 15 14 11 10 10 2 6 1 128
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131100 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA 13 20 15 5 11 10 6 4 5 1 4 5 99
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133460 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 7 8 12 9 19 9 5 5 6 1 1 4 86
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141860 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA 7 13 12 12 11 4 3 5 4 8 2 5 86
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114460 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH 13 6 5 9 5 7 7 5 14 1 8 4 84
Metropolitan Statistical Area 135620 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA 5 3 7 6 14 2 5 4 1 6 3 2 58
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141420 Salem, OR 9 6 7 8 11 2 4 2 1 1 1 1 53
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119380 Dayton, OH 1 5 4 3 6 4 5 10 7 1 4 2 53
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114860 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 4 10 5 3 6 4 1 4 5 3 1 3 49
Metropolitan Statistical Area 116980 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI 6 5 2 4 2 4 5 3 8 1 3 0 43
Metropolitan Statistical Area 137980 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 2 2 4 0 5 2 2 1 2 3 2 4 29
Metropolitan Statistical Area 134980 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 0 0 0 3 8 3 4 1 6 2 0 0 27
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131140 Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 0 1 3 6 2 2 2 4 1 3 1 0 25
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117140 Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 2 1 3 0 1 1 1 6 0 2 4 3 24
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119100 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 3 4 3 3 2 3 1 1 1 0 1 0 22
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112420 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 0 0 2 1 1 2 2 5 0 3 0 4 20
Metropolitan Statistical Area 122660 Fort Collins-Loveland, CO 0 2 2 3 2 0 0 3 4 4 0 1 20
Metropolitan Statistical Area 115380 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 1 3 2 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 15
Metropolitan Statistical Area 121660 Eugene-Springfield, OR 0 4 2 2 3 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 15
Metropolitan Statistical Area 116700 Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC 0 0 6 3 0 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 14
Metropolitan Statistical Area 125540 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 1 2 3 2 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 2 14
Metropolitan Statistical Area 135300 New Haven-Milford, CT 2 3 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 14
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114500 Boulder, CO 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 0 2 1 1 1 12
Metropolitan Statistical Area 124540 Greeley, CO 2 3 2 1 1 1 0 1 2 1 2 0 12
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131700 Manchester-Nashua, NH 1 2 1 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 12
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142660 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 3 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 1 1 12
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141180 St. Louis, MO-IL 2 2 2 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 11
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138060 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 2 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 10
Metropolitan Statistical Area 149340 Worcester, MA 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 3 1 0 2 10
Metropolitan Statistical Area 127060 Ithaca, NY 2 0 3 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 9
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139300 Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA 2 2 0 0 2 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 9
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142100 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 0 1 1 0 0 1 2 1 0 2 2 0 9
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119820 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 8
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139580 Raleigh-Cary, NC 0 1 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 8
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112060 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 7
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117460 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 7
Metropolitan Statistical Area 110380 Aguadilla-Isabela-San Sebastián, PR 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 2 6
Metropolitan Statistical Area 113460 Bend, OR 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 6
Metropolitan Statistical Area 126420 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138300 Pittsburgh, PA 0 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 6
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140060 Richmond, VA 0 0 1 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 6
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140900 Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 6
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119740 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 6
Metropolitan Statistical Area 116740 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133340 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 136740 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 137100 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139100 Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139340 Provo-Orem, UT 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 147900 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 111460 Ann Arbor, MI 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 113780 Binghamton, NY 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114740 Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 132420 Mayagüez, PR 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141980 San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo, PR 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 145300 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 110740 Albuquerque, NM 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 129820 Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 132820 Memphis, TN-MS-AR 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133100 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140140 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 145060 Syracuse, NY 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 145780 Toledo, OH 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 110900 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 111700 Asheville, NC 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112700 Barnstable Town, MA 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 120500 Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 128940 Knoxville, TN 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 129140 Lafayette, IN 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 135840 North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, FL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141620 Salt Lake City, UT 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 144060 Spokane, WA 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 110580 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 111540 Appleton, WI 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 116580 Champaign-Urbana, IL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117820 Colorado Springs, CO 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 118140 Columbus, OH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119660 Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 122500 Florence, SC 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 123540 Gainesville, FL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 126180 Honolulu, HI 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 126900 Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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 128140 Kansas City, MO-KS 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 128420 Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, WA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 129540 Lancaster, PA 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 136780 Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 137620 Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna, WV-OH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138860 Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, ME 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139900 Reno-Sparks, NV 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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 142340 Savannah, GA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 143580 Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 143780 South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 143900 Spartanburg, SC 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 144140 Springfield, MA 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 144300 State College, PA 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 145940 Trenton-Ewing, NJ 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 146140 Tulsa, OK 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 147260 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 148620 Wichita, KS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 149620 York-Hanover, PA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112580 Baltimore-Towson, MD 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area   -- Subtotal -- 437 584 638 590 478 377 315 296 277 224 353 332 4902
Micropolitan Statistical Area 210540 Albany-Lebanon, OR 5 10 7 7 13 10 12 4 9 6 5 2 90
Micropolitan Statistical Area 230100 Lebanon, NH-VT 0 1 2 2 4 3 4 7 9 5 5 8 50
Micropolitan Statistical Area 240080 Richmond-Berea, KY 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 1 2 2 3 13
Micropolitan Statistical Area 245860 Torrington, CT 2 2 1 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 11
Micropolitan Statistical Area 224820 Greenville, OH 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 1 2 0 1 1 8
Micropolitan Statistical Area 212860 Batavia, NY 1 2 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 8
Micropolitan Statistical Area 229060 Laconia, NH 1 0 1 0 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 1 8
Micropolitan Statistical Area 217200 Claremont, NH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 3 0 0 7
Micropolitan Statistical Area 223180 Frankfort, KY 1 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 7
Micropolitan Statistical Area 228300 Keene, NH 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 7
Micropolitan Statistical Area 218500 Corning, NY 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
Micropolitan Statistical Area 218260 Cookeville, TN 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
Micropolitan Statistical Area 218660 Cortland, NY 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Micropolitan Statistical Area 241820 Sanford, NC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 4
Micropolitan Statistical Area 218180 Concord, NH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 3
Micropolitan Statistical Area 239260 Prineville, OR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 3
Micropolitan Statistical Area 227020 Iron Mountain, MI-WI 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 227460 Jamestown-Dunkirk-Fredonia, NY 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 229300 LaGrange, GA 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 234460 Mount Sterling, KY 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 215580 Butte-Silver Bow, MT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 217060 Chillicothe, OH 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 217940 Columbia, TN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 219300 Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 220620 East Liverpool-Salem, OH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 228340 Kendallville, IN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 230500 Lexington Park, MD 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 238460 Plattsburgh, NY 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 240860 Rutland, VT 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 242380 Sayre, PA 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area   -- Subtotal -- 15 20 18 18 34 20 24 17 29 19 19 20 252
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900921 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, KY 0 1 0 1 3 3 1 3 2 1 0 1 16
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900933 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, NH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 3
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900913 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, GA 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900950 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, VT 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900905 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, AR 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900917 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, IL 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900953 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, WA 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area   -- Subtotal -- 0 1 0 4 5 5 1 3 3 2 1 1 26
ALL AREAS --- TOTAL, ALL AREAS 452 605 656 612 517 402 340 316 309 245 373 353 5180


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