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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 - 2013 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 376, Induced Nuclear Reactions: Processes, Systems, and Elements

( 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 2012 2013 Total
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141940 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 11 13 14 8 8 4 3 3 0 7 3 4 4 5 87
Metropolitan Statistical Area 148900 Wilmington, NC 3 7 2 4 3 1 0 0 2 10 5 6 14 20 77
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138300 Pittsburgh, PA 5 8 4 3 6 5 5 2 2 2 2 6 3 10 63
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141860 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA 1 1 1 3 3 4 3 1 2 6 4 2 6 2 39
Metropolitan Statistical Area 125540 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 8 11 7 4 2 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 37
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117900 Columbia, SC 2 1 0 4 3 0 2 0 0 4 2 2 1 9 30
Metropolitan Statistical Area 128420 Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, WA 3 3 5 2 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 2 21
Metropolitan Statistical Area 135620 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA 0 1 2 5 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 18
Metropolitan Statistical Area 126820 Idaho Falls, ID 0 1 0 0 1 1 2 3 1 1 0 3 3 1 17
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131340 Lynchburg, VA 0 1 1 2 1 1 0 1 4 3 0 0 2 1 17
Metropolitan Statistical Area 145300 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 1 0 0 3 1 1 2 0 2 1 1 1 1 1 15
Metropolitan Statistical Area 128940 Knoxville, TN 2 0 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 1 13
Metropolitan Statistical Area 110580 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 0 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 11
Metropolitan Statistical Area 116740 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 0 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 1 1 1 11
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112060 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 2 1 8
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114460 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 8
Metropolitan Statistical Area 147900 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 2 8
Metropolitan Statistical Area 116980 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 7
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133100 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 3 7
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141740 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 6
Metropolitan Statistical Area 118700 Corvallis, OR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 120500 Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 126420 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131100 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 137980 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142660 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 110740 Albuquerque, NM 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119100 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133340 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 137100 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142100 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112580 Baltimore-Towson, MD 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114540 Bowling Green, KY 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114860 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117140 Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 123540 Gainesville, FL 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 126180 Honolulu, HI 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 128140 Kansas City, MO-KS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 134940 Naples-Marco Island, FL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139740 Reading, PA 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141180 St. Louis, MO-IL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142140 Santa Fe, NM 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 147260 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 110420 Akron, OH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 111460 Ann Arbor, MI 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112260 Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112420 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112540 Bakersfield-Delano, CA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 113380 Bellingham, WA 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 113820 Birmingham-Hoover, AL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 115380 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 115940 Canton-Massillon, OH 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 116580 Champaign-Urbana, IL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 116860 Chattanooga, TN-GA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117860 Columbia, MO 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119380 Dayton, OH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119740 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 127860 Jonesboro, AR 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 128740 Kingston, NY 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 129340 Lake Charles, LA 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 129820 Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138060 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138900 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140900 Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141700 San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 144700 Stockton, CA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 145940 Trenton-Ewing, NJ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 146060 Tucson, AZ 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area   -- Subtotal -- 39 62 50 48 45 33 23 11 18 46 35 44 53 87 594
 
Micropolitan Statistical Area 231060 Los Alamos, NM 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
Micropolitan Statistical Area 225900 Hilo, HI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 231980 Marion, IN 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 213060 Bay City, TX 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 230740 Lincolnton, NC 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 242580 Seaford, DE 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 244380 Statesville-Mooresville, NC 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area   -- Subtotal -- 0 5 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 13
 
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900931 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, NE 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900951 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, VA 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area   -- Subtotal -- 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
 
ALL AREAS --- TOTAL, ALL AREAS 39 67 52 49 49 34 23 11 18 46 35 45 54 87 609



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