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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 402, Binder Device Releasably Engaging Aperture or Notch of Sheet

( 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 131100 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA 9 9 3 3 2 8 2 2 0 0 3 0 0 0 41
Metropolitan Statistical Area 116980 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI 3 5 1 3 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 2 25
Metropolitan Statistical Area 135620 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA 4 1 3 0 1 0 0 3 2 0 2 1 1 0 18
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141180 St. Louis, MO-IL 3 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 14
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119380 Dayton, OH 0 1 0 1 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 10
Metropolitan Statistical Area 147900 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114460 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117140 Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133100 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL 0 1 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139300 Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140380 Rochester, NY 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114860 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 118140 Columbus, OH 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119100 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141860 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 144140 Springfield, MA 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 149340 Worcester, MA 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133460 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 137100 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138060 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139340 Provo-Orem, UT 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140140 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112060 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117460 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 122140 Farmington, NM 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 125540 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133340 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 137980 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141620 Salt Lake City, UT 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141740 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 110420 Akron, OH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112420 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 113380 Bellingham, WA 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114500 Boulder, CO 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 115380 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119740 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 122660 Fort Collins-Loveland, CO 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 130860 Logan, UT-ID 0 1 0 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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 135840 North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, FL 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 136740 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 0 0 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 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138860 Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, ME 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139580 Raleigh-Cary, NC 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139900 Reno-Sparks, NV 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141940 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area   -- Subtotal -- 36 29 19 16 20 15 11 9 8 8 16 6 4 14 210
 
Micropolitan Statistical Area 217200 Claremont, NH 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 232940 Meridian, MS 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 218820 Crawfordsville, IN 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 230740 Lincolnton, NC 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 236580 Oneonta, NY 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 238020 Phoenix Lake-Cedar Ridge, CA 0 1 0 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 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area   -- Subtotal -- 3 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9
 
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900939 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, OH 1 0 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900919 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, IA 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900937 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, NC 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900951 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, VA 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area   -- Subtotal -- 2 2 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12
 
ALL AREAS --- TOTAL, ALL AREAS 41 32 24 18 23 16 12 9 8 8 16 6 4 14 231



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