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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 372, Coherent Light Generators

( 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 34 38 23 57 67 55 55 48 42 40 32 27 517
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141860 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA 18 26 20 18 33 28 23 26 16 21 26 17 272
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131100 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA 14 13 17 25 41 13 24 18 14 29 19 27 252
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141740 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 30 24 16 23 19 10 24 14 12 13 25 13 223
Metropolitan Statistical Area 135620 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA 31 29 22 13 27 16 11 6 10 5 9 13 191
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114460 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH 12 11 14 21 29 18 15 8 12 13 16 9 178
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119100 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 5 3 5 7 15 10 13 13 13 6 11 6 107
Metropolitan Statistical Area 137100 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 2 0 3 6 7 8 15 3 6 5 7 3 63
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133460 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 3 1 0 3 10 12 11 5 5 1 3 0 54
Metropolitan Statistical Area 146060 Tucson, AZ 4 5 4 5 3 5 8 3 1 2 2 6 48
Metropolitan Statistical Area 145940 Trenton-Ewing, NJ 4 4 7 5 4 3 1 7 3 4 2 4 47
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114500 Boulder, CO 4 4 2 6 10 7 2 2 2 4 5 0 46
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140380 Rochester, NY 1 2 1 2 9 13 8 2 1 3 2 2 46
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142060 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA 1 1 3 9 13 6 2 0 1 3 4 3 46
Metropolitan Statistical Area 110740 Albuquerque, NM 0 1 3 13 7 1 3 1 4 4 5 3 45
Metropolitan Statistical Area 147900 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 4 4 3 4 3 5 3 3 2 3 3 6 43
Metropolitan Statistical Area 125540 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 2 2 4 1 4 4 7 2 2 2 6 7 43
Metropolitan Statistical Area 136740 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 1 8 0 9 4 1 1 1 8 5 4 3 42
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138900 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 1 0 0 2 2 4 3 3 8 3 12 1 39
Metropolitan Statistical Area 110900 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 4 4 3 4 4 3 5 1 1 0 5 1 35
Metropolitan Statistical Area 111460 Ann Arbor, MI 3 2 1 2 2 2 1 1 2 2 7 8 33
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138060 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 13 6 2 2 2 1 2 0 2 0 3 0 33
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142660 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 0 5 3 3 5 2 3 0 2 5 5 2 33
Metropolitan Statistical Area 116980 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI 6 5 5 3 3 0 2 0 1 1 1 3 30
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133100 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL 5 2 10 1 5 1 2 3 1 0 0 0 30
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131540 Madison, WI 1 2 2 3 1 4 0 2 4 5 1 2 27
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112580 Baltimore-Towson, MD 2 1 5 3 3 4 2 0 0 3 1 3 27
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141180 St. Louis, MO-IL 3 3 4 2 3 0 1 2 3 1 2 1 25
Metropolitan Statistical Area 149340 Worcester, MA 2 1 0 0 1 3 1 2 0 4 6 5 25
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131700 Manchester-Nashua, NH 0 1 0 2 7 1 1 6 0 1 2 2 22
Metropolitan Statistical Area 126420 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 0 0 1 6 6 1 2 1 0 2 1 0 20
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119740 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 3 5 2 3 18
Metropolitan Statistical Area 116580 Champaign-Urbana, IL 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 2 1 1 4 2 15
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139740 Reading, PA 1 5 1 2 2 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 15
Metropolitan Statistical Area 137340 Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 2 2 0 4 2 1 0 1 1 1 1 3 15
Metropolitan Statistical Area 110580 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 3 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 13
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139300 Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA 1 3 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 2 0 0 12
Metropolitan Statistical Area 147260 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 12
Metropolitan Statistical Area 116740 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 1 1 2 2 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 11
Metropolitan Statistical Area 122660 Fort Collins-Loveland, CO 1 0 1 0 1 0 3 2 1 1 1 1 11
Metropolitan Statistical Area 128140 Kansas City, MO-KS 0 0 1 1 5 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 11
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112420 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 2 0 1 2 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 10
Metropolitan Statistical Area 127060 Ithaca, NY 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 2 3 1 10
Metropolitan Statistical Area 137980 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 1 2 0 1 1 10
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141620 Salt Lake City, UT 1 1 3 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 10
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142100 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 1 1 1 3 1 10
Metropolitan Statistical Area 124540 Greeley, CO 0 2 1 1 3 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 9
Metropolitan Statistical Area 135300 New Haven-Milford, CT 1 2 0 1 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 9
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119820 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI 1 0 0 3 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 8
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114860 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 2 2 0 0 7
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142140 Santa Fe, NM 1 1 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 7
Metropolitan Statistical Area 145300 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 2 0 0 2 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 7
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112060 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 6
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114740 Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 0 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 6
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140900 Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 1 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 6
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119380 Dayton, OH 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117820 Colorado Springs, CO 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 121660 Eugene-Springfield, OR 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 128940 Knoxville, TN 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140340 Rochester, MN 1 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142220 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 118140 Columbus, OH 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 129620 Lansing-East Lansing, MI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 111180 Ames, IA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 113820 Birmingham-Hoover, AL 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117460 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 121300 Elmira, NY 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 126180 Honolulu, HI 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 128420 Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, WA 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 130460 Lexington-Fayette, KY 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138300 Pittsburgh, PA 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139100 Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140140 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142680 Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 145060 Syracuse, NY 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112700 Barnstable Town, MA 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 115540 Burlington-South Burlington, VT 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117140 Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 118700 Corvallis, OR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 123540 Gainesville, FL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 126620 Huntsville, AL 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 128020 Kalamazoo-Portage, MI 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 130700 Lincoln, NE 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131740 Manhattan, KS 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 132780 Medford, OR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133340 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 135980 Norwich-New London, CT 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141700 San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142540 Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 144140 Springfield, MA 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 110420 Akron, OH 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112220 Auburn-Opelika, AL 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112540 Bakersfield-Delano, CA 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 113780 Binghamton, NY 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 113980 Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117780 College Station-Bryan, TX 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 118880 Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119660 Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 120740 Eau Claire, WI 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 123060 Fort Wayne, IN 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 125420 Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 127260 Jacksonville, FL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 132420 MayagŁez, PR 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 134980 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 135380 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 136420 Oklahoma City, OK 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 136780 Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138940 Port St. Lucie, FL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139580 Raleigh-Cary, NC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140060 Richmond, VA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140420 Rockford, IL 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 144300 State College, PA 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 144700 Stockton, CA 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 122380 Flagstaff, AZ 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139140 Prescott, AZ 0 0 0 0 0 1 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 139900 Reno-Sparks, NV 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Metropolitan Statistical Area   -- Subtotal -- 240 242 210 298 394 270 275 201 204 224 254 207 3017
Micropolitan Statistical Area 218500 Corning, NY 1 0 2 2 1 0 2 0 4 9 11 7 39
Micropolitan Statistical Area 223820 Gardnerville Ranchos, NV 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 6
Micropolitan Statistical Area 214580 Bozeman, MT 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 6
Micropolitan Statistical Area 231060 Los Alamos, NM 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4
Micropolitan Statistical Area 225940 Hilton Head Island-Beaufort, SC 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
Micropolitan Statistical Area 218180 Concord, NH 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 3
Micropolitan Statistical Area 227220 Jackson, WY-ID 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 210300 Adrian, MI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 214660 Brainerd, MN 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 243420 Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 244980 Sunbury, PA 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 246020 Truckee-Grass Valley, CA 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 224820 Greenville, OH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area   -- Subtotal -- 6 1 2 5 6 4 3 1 4 14 16 7 69
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900942 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, PA 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 5
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900939 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, OH 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900951 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, VA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900950 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, VT 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area   -- Subtotal -- 1 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 2 0 10
ALL AREAS --- TOTAL, ALL AREAS 247 246 212 304 400 274 278 201 208 239 272 214 3095


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