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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 365, Static Information Storage and 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 247 281 231 277 287 306 277 281 291 331 312 348 3466
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114260 Boise City-Nampa, ID 140 142 139 146 152 143 151 140 123 105 97 112 1590
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141860 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA 78 76 71 54 62 59 81 77 85 51 53 63 810
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112420 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 38 38 27 25 32 20 32 48 50 44 54 39 447
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119100 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 53 36 32 41 41 36 34 26 24 27 30 37 417
Metropolitan Statistical Area 115540 Burlington-South Burlington, VT 26 23 33 33 43 20 23 38 54 36 46 25 400
Metropolitan Statistical Area 135620 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA 12 17 12 8 12 4 21 25 40 43 45 45 284
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131100 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA 13 5 9 11 33 42 20 24 17 17 24 24 239
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133460 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 6 8 9 11 15 18 18 15 16 8 33 79 236
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139100 Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 16 16 28 41 20 16 28 13 15 6 9 9 217
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138900 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 12 12 14 24 26 18 20 26 17 15 8 15 207
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117820 Colorado Springs, CO 24 20 15 25 14 6 15 11 11 11 16 10 178
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138060 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 20 20 21 21 16 16 13 8 10 7 9 8 169
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140900 Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 8 5 21 23 17 13 15 13 9 17 11 17 169
Metropolitan Statistical Area 118700 Corvallis, OR 6 9 10 10 18 23 20 20 14 11 4 3 148
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139580 Raleigh-Cary, NC 1 6 0 3 4 15 12 26 14 10 11 6 108
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142100 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 5 4 5 6 6 6 7 8 13 16 11 14 98
Metropolitan Statistical Area 122660 Fort Collins-Loveland, CO 8 21 10 13 4 9 7 4 3 4 8 2 91
Metropolitan Statistical Area 147900 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 5 17 6 3 5 11 7 7 5 2 1 9 78
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140340 Rochester, MN 1 4 4 3 1 4 5 9 9 13 18 6 77
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141740 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 2 2 6 0 3 6 5 9 2 5 14 19 73
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114460 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH 2 2 3 11 5 3 8 9 5 3 8 6 65
Metropolitan Statistical Area 110900 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 11 8 1 3 0 2 0 6 3 4 5 5 48
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142660 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 2 1 0 4 2 3 1 7 6 7 10 6 47
Metropolitan Statistical Area 120500 Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 0 1 2 2 4 5 10 3 7 3 4 2 43
Metropolitan Statistical Area 126420 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 14 4 4 2 1 0 1 2 2 1 2 3 36
Metropolitan Statistical Area 116980 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI 4 3 6 5 2 2 1 1 1 1 2 2 30
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119820 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI 3 1 0 0 2 2 3 1 3 2 3 7 27
Metropolitan Statistical Area 110740 Albuquerque, NM 2 0 3 0 1 0 7 4 2 0 3 4 26
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112060 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 0 1 1 3 0 4 4 1 1 5 0 3 23
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114860 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 2 0 0 0 2 5 1 2 2 3 1 1 19
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114500 Boulder, CO 0 2 3 3 0 3 1 2 2 0 0 5 19
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138300 Pittsburgh, PA 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 2 5 5 15
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141500 Salinas, CA 1 2 2 3 1 2 1 2 0 0 1 0 15
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142540 Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 4 1 3 3 15
Metropolitan Statistical Area 145940 Trenton-Ewing, NJ 2 2 2 2 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 12
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114740 Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 2 3 2 11
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131700 Manchester-Nashua, NH 2 2 1 0 2 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 11
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141620 Salt Lake City, UT 0 0 2 1 1 0 3 0 2 2 0 0 11
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119740 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 2 1 0 1 9
Metropolitan Statistical Area 127060 Ithaca, NY 1 0 0 1 2 1 0 1 0 2 0 1 9
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140060 Richmond, VA 0 2 2 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 9
Metropolitan Statistical Area 146060 Tucson, AZ 0 1 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 9
Metropolitan Statistical Area 149340 Worcester, MA 0 0 2 2 1 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 9
Metropolitan Statistical Area 124540 Greeley, CO 1 0 1 2 0 1 2 1 1 0 1 1 9
Metropolitan Statistical Area 111180 Ames, IA 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 8
Metropolitan Statistical Area 126620 Huntsville, AL 0 1 0 2 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 8
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138860 Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, ME 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 3 0 8
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140140 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 0 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 2 1 0 8
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142060 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 0 1 0 0 8
Metropolitan Statistical Area 128740 Kingston, NY 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 1 7
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133100 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 1 1 7
Metropolitan Statistical Area 113380 Bellingham, WA 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 2 0 6
Metropolitan Statistical Area 136500 Olympia, WA 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 2 6
Metropolitan Statistical Area 137980 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 6
Metropolitan Statistical Area 111460 Ann Arbor, MI 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 118140 Columbus, OH 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 129140 Lafayette, IN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 2 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131540 Madison, WI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 137100 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 144140 Springfield, MA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 2 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 136740 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 130460 Lexington-Fayette, KY 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 135840 North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, FL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 137340 Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 0 2 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 143300 Sherman-Denison, TX 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 145300 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 148620 Wichita, KS 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 110420 Akron, OH 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139740 Reading, PA 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139820 Redding, CA 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140380 Rochester, NY 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142140 Santa Fe, NM 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 113780 Binghamton, NY 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 116300 Cedar Rapids, IA 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 122220 Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 124860 Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 130700 Lincoln, NE 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 130860 Logan, UT-ID 2 0 0 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 1 0 1 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138540 Pocatello, ID 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139900 Reno-Sparks, NV 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 116580 Champaign-Urbana, IL 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 116820 Charlottesville, VA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117460 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117660 Coeur d'Alene, ID 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117780 College Station-Bryan, TX 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119340 Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119380 Dayton, OH 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 121300 Elmira, NY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 122420 Flint, MI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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 124660 Greensboro-High Point, NC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 125540 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 126820 Idaho Falls, ID 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 126900 Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 129620 Lansing-East Lansing, MI 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 129740 Las Cruces, NM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133340 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 135300 New Haven-Milford, CT 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 137900 Peoria, IL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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 141700 San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 145220 Tallahassee, FL 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 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 149700 Yuba City, CA 0 0 0 1 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 -- 776 810 755 841 847 836 876 893 878 848 890 966 10215
Micropolitan Statistical Area 237820 Pendleton-Hermiston, OR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 6 17 26
Micropolitan Statistical Area 229780 Las Vegas, NM 0 2 0 1 1 1 1 3 2 0 1 1 13
Micropolitan Statistical Area 238020 Phoenix Lake-Cedar Ridge, CA 0 0 1 0 1 4 3 2 0 0 0 0 11
Micropolitan Statistical Area 244260 Starkville, MS 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 6
Micropolitan Statistical Area 244420 Staunton-Waynesboro, VA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 2 5
Micropolitan Statistical Area 210540 Albany-Lebanon, OR 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 4
Micropolitan Statistical Area 212740 Barre, VT 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Micropolitan Statistical Area 235260 New Castle, PA 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Micropolitan Statistical Area 214580 Bozeman, MT 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 225940 Hilton Head Island-Beaufort, SC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 227980 Kahului-Wailuku, HI 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 239420 Pullman, WA 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 240860 Rutland, VT 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 222060 Faribault-Northfield, MN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 227220 Jackson, WY-ID 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 246020 Truckee-Grass Valley, CA 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 213180 Beaver Dam, WI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 213940 Blackfoot, ID 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 245540 The Villages, FL 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 248020 Watertown-Fort Atkinson, WI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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 -- 3 5 4 3 8 9 6 10 6 2 9 22 86
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900916 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, ID 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900948 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, TX 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900953 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, WA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900908 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, CO 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900906 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, CA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900928 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, MS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900929 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, MO 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area   -- Subtotal -- 3 3 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 3 1 14
ALL AREAS --- TOTAL, ALL AREAS 782 818 760 843 855 845 883 903 885 850 902 989 10315


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