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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 383, Flexible Bags

( 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 116980 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI 8 6 7 8 7 14 8 7 10 11 5 4 95
Metropolitan Statistical Area 111540 Appleton, WI 7 13 11 5 5 4 0 4 1 2 2 0 54
Metropolitan Statistical Area 135620 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA 4 9 4 4 4 10 5 7 2 1 0 2 52
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131100 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA 5 9 3 3 2 5 1 0 2 3 1 4 38
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112060 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 7 4 2 1 1 4 2 4 1 2 0 2 30
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117140 Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 4 2 4 2 3 1 2 1 1 2 2 2 26
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140380 Rochester, NY 5 2 8 2 2 1 2 0 1 1 0 0 24
Metropolitan Statistical Area 137980 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 3 4 6 2 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 2 22
Metropolitan Statistical Area 143300 Sherman-Denison, TX 0 6 0 0 1 1 2 1 1 3 0 0 15
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119100 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 0 2 1 3 1 1 1 1 0 0 2 1 13
Metropolitan Statistical Area 110900 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 3 4 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 12
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141860 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA 1 2 0 0 2 2 2 1 1 0 0 1 12
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133460 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 11
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138900 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 3 2 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 10
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141740 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 2 1 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 9
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133100 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 8
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133660 Mobile, AL 2 2 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 8
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114460 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 1 7
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114860 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 3 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 7
Metropolitan Statistical Area 126900 Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 0 1 0 1 0 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 7
Metropolitan Statistical Area 110420 Akron, OH 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6
Metropolitan Statistical Area 126420 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141940 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 2 0 6
Metropolitan Statistical Area 143100 Sheboygan, WI 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 6
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112580 Baltimore-Towson, MD 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 113020 Bay City, MI 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 1 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117460 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 1 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 132580 McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141700 San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 147900 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 122500 Florence, SC 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 124660 Greensboro-High Point, NC 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138060 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140060 Richmond, VA 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140980 Saginaw-Saginaw Township North, MI 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142660 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 111460 Ann Arbor, MI 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 111700 Asheville, NC 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 118140 Columbus, OH 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119820 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 120500 Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 124860 Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 127140 Jackson, MS 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 134980 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 135840 North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, FL 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 136780 Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138300 Pittsburgh, PA 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139300 Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 145820 Topeka, KS 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 115980 Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 116740 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117820 Colorado Springs, CO 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119380 Dayton, OH 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 121340 El Paso, TX 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 128100 Kankakee-Bradley, IL 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 129820 Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 130980 Longview, TX 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131540 Madison, WI 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131700 Manchester-Nashua, NH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133340 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 135380 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139540 Racine, WI 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140140 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141500 Salinas, CA 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 143900 Spartanburg, SC 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 145300 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114740 Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 110780 Alexandria, LA 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112700 Barnstable Town, MA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 115940 Canton-Massillon, OH 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 116300 Cedar Rapids, IA 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117980 Columbus, GA-AL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 118880 Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119740 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 121500 Erie, PA 0 1 0 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 122380 Flagstaff, AZ 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 122420 Flint, MI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 122660 Fort Collins-Loveland, CO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 123580 Gainesville, GA 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 124020 Glens Falls, NY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 125180 Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 127260 Jacksonville, FL 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 128020 Kalamazoo-Portage, MI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 128140 Kansas City, MO-KS 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 128420 Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, WA 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 129180 Lafayette, LA 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 130780 Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 130860 Logan, UT-ID 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131140 Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131340 Lynchburg, VA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 132820 Memphis, TN-MS-AR 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133540 Missoula, MT 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 136260 Ogden-Clearfield, UT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 137340 Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139100 Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139900 Reno-Sparks, NV 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140340 Rochester, MN 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141180 St. Louis, MO-IL 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141620 Salt Lake City, UT 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142060 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142540 Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 143780 South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 144180 Springfield, MO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 145460 Terre Haute, IN 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 145940 Trenton-Ewing, NJ 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 147020 Victoria, TX 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 147260 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 149020 Winchester, VA-WV 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 149180 Winston-Salem, NC 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117020 Chico, CA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area   -- Subtotal -- 100 94 72 52 45 64 48 42 30 37 37 35 656
Micropolitan Statistical Area 233220 Midland, MI 0 2 1 2 0 2 1 1 1 1 0 3 14
Micropolitan Statistical Area 216060 Carbondale, IL 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
Micropolitan Statistical Area 240460 Rockingham, NC 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Micropolitan Statistical Area 245700 Tifton, GA 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 3
Micropolitan Statistical Area 232020 Marion, OH 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 232060 Marion-Herrin, IL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 246020 Truckee-Grass Valley, CA 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 218940 Crowley, LA 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 220140 Dublin, GA 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 223240 Fredericksburg, TX 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 230100 Lebanon, NH-VT 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 235700 Nogales, AZ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 242740 Sedalia, MO 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area   -- Subtotal -- 4 6 4 3 1 2 3 1 4 2 0 5 35
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900905 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, AR 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900913 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, GA 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 3
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900926 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, MI 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900955 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, WI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 3
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900927 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, MN 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900918 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, IN 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900939 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, OH 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900947 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, TN 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900906 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, CA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area   -- Subtotal -- 3 0 2 2 1 2 3 1 1 1 2 1 19
ALL AREAS --- TOTAL, ALL AREAS 107 100 78 57 47 68 54 44 34 40 39 41 709


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