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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 386, Motion Video Signal Processing for Recording or Reproducing

( 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 8 15 15 9 9 16 12 20 19 17 21 15 175
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131100 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA 13 7 18 7 11 4 9 16 8 7 6 10 116
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141860 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA 4 6 7 5 9 10 1 9 12 8 5 10 86
Metropolitan Statistical Area 126900 Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 2 5 4 5 4 4 15 15 8 9 10 4 85
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142660 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 0 0 1 2 1 4 6 17 8 9 8 3 57
Metropolitan Statistical Area 135620 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA 4 6 1 5 9 4 6 5 2 4 4 2 52
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141740 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 3 3 2 1 2 4 3 1 7 2 5 8 41
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114460 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH 6 0 2 2 3 6 2 2 0 2 3 2 30
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133100 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL 6 5 5 4 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 27
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112420 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 1 1 0 2 1 1 0 5 3 4 2 4 24
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112060 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 0 0 1 1 4 0 1 4 1 4 2 5 23
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138900 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 1 1 0 3 2 3 3 4 4 0 2 0 23
Metropolitan Statistical Area 137980 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 4 2 0 1 0 1 2 0 1 1 1 0 13
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119100 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 0 1 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 2 0 3 12
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142100 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 0 1 1 1 2 1 0 0 1 1 1 3 11
Metropolitan Statistical Area 145940 Trenton-Ewing, NJ 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 2 2 2 2 11
Metropolitan Statistical Area 116980 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 3 1 10
Metropolitan Statistical Area 137100 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 3 2 10
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119740 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 1 1 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 9
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140340 Rochester, MN 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 9
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138060 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 2 2 0 0 8
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140380 Rochester, NY 0 1 0 3 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 8
Metropolitan Statistical Area 147900 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 4 1 1 0 0 8
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140140 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 1 7
Metropolitan Statistical Area 134900 Napa, CA 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 134940 Naples-Marco Island, FL 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139100 Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114500 Boulder, CO 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141180 St. Louis, MO-IL 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141700 San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139900 Reno-Sparks, NV 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114260 Boise City-Nampa, ID 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114740 Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114860 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 123420 Fresno, CA 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 126420 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138300 Pittsburgh, PA 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 143580 Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 124540 Greeley, CO 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 111460 Ann Arbor, MI 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112580 Baltimore-Towson, MD 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 113820 Birmingham-Hoover, AL 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 122660 Fort Collins-Loveland, CO 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 124860 Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 129540 Lancaster, PA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131700 Manchester-Nashua, NH 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139300 Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139580 Raleigh-Cary, NC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 143620 Sioux Falls, SD 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 145300 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 149340 Worcester, MA 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 115380 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117820 Colorado Springs, CO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 118700 Corvallis, OR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119820 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 120500 Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 120740 Eau Claire, WI 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 130460 Lexington-Fayette, KY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 135840 North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, FL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 136740 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138340 Pittsfield, MA 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140060 Richmond, VA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142220 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 144140 Springfield, MA 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 145820 Topeka, KS 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 146060 Tucson, AZ 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 147380 Waco, TX 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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 -- 57 59 73 66 74 66 75 116 95 86 97 86 950
Micropolitan Statistical Area 231980 Marion, IN 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4
Micropolitan Statistical Area 246020 Truckee-Grass Valley, CA 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Micropolitan Statistical Area 241820 Sanford, NC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 246380 Ukiah, CA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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 -- 1 3 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 9
ALL AREAS --- TOTAL, ALL AREAS 58 62 73 68 74 66 75 117 95 88 97 86 959


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