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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 349, Liquid Crystal Cells, Elements and Systems

( 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 16 17 13 24 19 13 12 4 3 4 2 4 131
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141940 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 10 5 7 8 13 11 6 5 5 8 8 13 98
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140380 Rochester, NY 4 3 4 9 11 16 14 9 6 8 4 4 92
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133460 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 5 1 0 3 1 2 7 3 5 2 8 10 47
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141860 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA 4 6 8 3 4 1 2 8 4 5 0 0 45
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114500 Boulder, CO 13 5 2 4 5 2 2 0 3 6 1 3 44
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138900 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 4 2 3 3 3 5 6 1 4 2 4 6 43
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114460 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH 1 2 1 11 6 8 1 1 2 3 4 2 42
Metropolitan Statistical Area 110420 Akron, OH 5 2 4 3 4 4 5 0 2 1 9 0 39
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131100 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA 4 4 2 0 2 3 0 1 0 4 2 9 31
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138060 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 5 8 7 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 2 2 31
Metropolitan Statistical Area 136740 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 0 0 0 0 1 2 5 4 5 4 3 3 24
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119820 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI 7 5 2 3 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 23
Metropolitan Statistical Area 116980 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI 2 4 1 1 0 2 0 2 1 0 4 4 21
Metropolitan Statistical Area 137340 Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 0 1 0 1 1 1 4 2 5 3 3 2 20
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142220 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 2 1 4 3 17
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119100 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 2 2 3 2 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 2 15
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112060 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 2 1 1 3 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 2 14
Metropolitan Statistical Area 137100 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 1 3 1 2 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 12
Metropolitan Statistical Area 113780 Binghamton, NY 2 0 2 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 11
Metropolitan Statistical Area 116300 Cedar Rapids, IA 1 2 2 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 11
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141740 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 1 1 0 1 0 3 0 3 1 0 0 0 10
Metropolitan Statistical Area 137980 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 0 2 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 8
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139300 Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 8
Metropolitan Statistical Area 146060 Tucson, AZ 5 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8
Metropolitan Statistical Area 149340 Worcester, MA 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 1 2 8
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139580 Raleigh-Cary, NC 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 7
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142660 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 7
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112420 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 0 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 6
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114260 Boise City-Nampa, ID 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 1 6
Metropolitan Statistical Area 118700 Corvallis, OR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 1 1 6
Metropolitan Statistical Area 110580 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 120500 Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133100 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL 2 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139100 Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 1 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142060 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 145940 Trenton-Ewing, NJ 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 124540 Greeley, CO 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117460 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119380 Dayton, OH 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 126420 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133340 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 147900 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 126620 Huntsville, AL 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 126900 Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 127060 Ithaca, NY 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 110740 Albuquerque, NM 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 115940 Canton-Massillon, OH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119740 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 121300 Elmira, NY 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 121780 Evansville, IN-KY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131540 Madison, WI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138300 Pittsburgh, PA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140140 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140900 Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142020 San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, CA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 144140 Springfield, MA 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 144300 State College, PA 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 111100 Amarillo, TX 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112580 Baltimore-Towson, MD 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117140 Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117900 Columbia, SC 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 126100 Holland-Grand Haven, MI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 128140 Kansas City, MO-KS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 135980 Norwich-New London, CT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138940 Port St. Lucie, FL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139380 Pueblo, CO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139740 Reading, PA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140980 Saginaw-Saginaw Township North, MI 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142100 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 145300 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114740 Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 122660 Fort Collins-Loveland, CO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 134900 Napa, CA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 146700 Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area   -- Subtotal -- 106 92 73 99 93 97 76 59 62 69 69 92 987
Micropolitan Statistical Area 242900 Seneca Falls, NY 1 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9
Micropolitan Statistical Area 210540 Albany-Lebanon, OR 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 224820 Greenville, OH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 225900 Hilo, HI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 213620 Berlin, NH-VT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 233020 Mexico, MO 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area   -- Subtotal -- 1 4 2 2 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 17
ALL AREAS --- TOTAL, ALL AREAS 107 96 75 101 96 97 76 59 62 70 69 96 1004


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