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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 360, Dynamic Magnetic Information Storage or Retrieval

( 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 139 157 181 179 221 243 343 326 269 229 234 270 2789
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133460 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 59 74 96 103 134 66 122 54 55 41 48 55 906
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141860 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA 43 59 55 48 57 47 56 59 41 58 52 58 633
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114500 Boulder, CO 47 51 56 49 63 43 39 33 32 33 28 14 485
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131100 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA 18 12 22 28 41 30 44 20 24 25 22 32 318
Metropolitan Statistical Area 146060 Tucson, AZ 10 9 2 10 28 28 15 12 17 26 28 36 221
Metropolitan Statistical Area 136420 Oklahoma City, OK 42 33 40 33 25 10 5 3 1 2 2 0 196
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119740 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 15 16 19 13 18 12 23 11 12 14 14 11 178
Metropolitan Statistical Area 124540 Greeley, CO 13 20 14 19 19 18 18 11 10 11 10 9 169
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140340 Rochester, MN 31 23 25 21 27 6 10 7 0 0 2 2 154
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140140 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 9 22 36 6 9 13 11 6 8 13 13 3 149
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138300 Pittsburgh, PA 1 1 3 14 31 10 10 6 5 13 14 16 124
Metropolitan Statistical Area 149340 Worcester, MA 8 11 9 5 7 8 11 17 10 14 14 9 123
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142100 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 15 15 7 14 17 9 9 5 5 6 9 7 116
Metropolitan Statistical Area 122660 Fort Collins-Loveland, CO 11 13 12 17 9 4 11 8 6 7 3 8 106
Metropolitan Statistical Area 136260 Ogden-Clearfield, UT 25 22 7 6 9 3 5 3 3 1 3 2 89
Metropolitan Statistical Area 135620 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA 13 12 11 13 9 8 7 5 2 4 2 2 88
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119100 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 11 6 10 17 15 4 10 4 3 2 3 1 86
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141740 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 15 12 9 3 1 3 6 3 2 5 9 1 69
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114260 Boise City-Nampa, ID 9 10 4 7 5 1 5 9 3 2 4 4 63
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114460 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH 11 2 4 7 3 4 5 3 7 5 3 2 56
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112420 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 5 1 3 4 4 1 4 1 1 0 1 2 27
Metropolitan Statistical Area 110900 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 2 0 1 0 1 2 3 3 1 4 2 1 20
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142060 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 2 2 5 0 2 16
Metropolitan Statistical Area 115540 Burlington-South Burlington, VT 2 2 0 2 3 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 13
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117820 Colorado Springs, CO 2 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 13
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138060 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 2 2 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 3 1 13
Metropolitan Statistical Area 137100 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 6 1 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 13
Metropolitan Statistical Area 116980 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 5 2 1 0 12
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138900 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 0 0 0 1 2 3 4 0 1 0 0 0 11
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139580 Raleigh-Cary, NC 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 2 2 10
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141620 Salt Lake City, UT 2 1 2 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 9
Metropolitan Statistical Area 147900 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 3 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 9
Metropolitan Statistical Area 126420 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 2 0 1 7
Metropolitan Statistical Area 144700 Stockton, CA 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 7
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119820 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 6
Metropolitan Statistical Area 120020 Dothan, AL 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 6
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142020 San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, CA 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142660 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 116580 Champaign-Urbana, IL 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 137980 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141500 Salinas, CA 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 113780 Binghamton, NY 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 132900 Merced, CA 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133100 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141180 St. Louis, MO-IL 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 145780 Toledo, OH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 111460 Ann Arbor, MI 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112060 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 116300 Cedar Rapids, IA 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 120740 Eau Claire, WI 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 128940 Knoxville, TN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131700 Manchester-Nashua, NH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 135380 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139340 Provo-Orem, UT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140380 Rochester, NY 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140900 Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141060 St. Cloud, MN 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 145300 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 145940 Trenton-Ewing, NJ 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 146220 Tuscaloosa, AL 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 136740 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 137340 Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139900 Reno-Sparks, NV 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 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 113980 Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114740 Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114860 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117140 Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 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 118700 Corvallis, OR 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 120500 Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 121500 Erie, PA 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 122020 Fargo, ND-MN 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 125540 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 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 128740 Kingston, NY 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 129140 Lafayette, IN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 129820 Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 130700 Lincoln, NE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 130860 Logan, UT-ID 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131540 Madison, WI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 132820 Memphis, TN-MS-AR 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133340 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 135300 New Haven-Milford, CT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138340 Pittsfield, MA 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138940 Port St. Lucie, FL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139100 Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139300 Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139380 Pueblo, CO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139740 Reading, PA 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140220 Roanoke, VA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140980 Saginaw-Saginaw Township North, MI 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141420 Salem, OR 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 144140 Springfield, MA 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 148620 Wichita, KS 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 148700 Williamsport, PA 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 149180 Winston-Salem, NC 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138540 Pocatello, ID 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 116180 Carson City, NV 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Metropolitan Statistical Area   -- Subtotal -- 587 597 652 637 779 585 784 620 533 533 542 565 7413
Micropolitan Statistical Area 226780 Hutchinson, MN 4 3 2 3 0 1 2 3 5 4 6 2 35
Micropolitan Statistical Area 222060 Faribault-Northfield, MN 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 5
Micropolitan Statistical Area 214940 Brigham City, UT 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Micropolitan Statistical Area 222260 Fergus Falls, MN 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 3
Micropolitan Statistical Area 239860 Red Wing, MN 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 244540 Sterling, CO 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 248740 Willimantic, CT 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 210620 Albemarle, NC 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 229660 Laramie, WY 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 238460 Plattsburgh, NY 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 239420 Pullman, WA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 245540 The Villages, FL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 246820 Vermillion, SD 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 247420 Wahpeton, ND-MN 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 213940 Blackfoot, ID 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 240180 Riverton, WY 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 223820 Gardnerville Ranchos, NV 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Micropolitan Statistical Area   -- Subtotal -- 9 6 5 6 2 2 5 4 6 5 7 4 60
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900927 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, MN 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 5
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900931 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, NE 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900906 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, CA 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900925 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, MA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900956 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, WY 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area   -- Subtotal -- 3 1 0 1 4 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 14
ALL AREAS --- TOTAL, ALL AREAS 598 603 657 644 785 587 790 624 540 539 550 570 7487


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