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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 493, Manufacturing Container or Tube From Paper; or Other Manufacturing From a Sheet or Web

( 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 5 3 1 7 8 10 9 8 4 9 2 5 71
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117460 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 13 11 7 6 3 1 1 3 2 3 3 1 54
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112060 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 2 3 3 2 4 5 3 5 3 3 7 5 45
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114460 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH 3 3 5 7 6 2 4 1 2 1 3 2 39
Metropolitan Statistical Area 135620 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA 4 2 1 6 3 5 4 3 3 3 3 0 37
Metropolitan Statistical Area 111540 Appleton, WI 5 4 1 5 5 1 2 1 4 1 4 2 35
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131100 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA 2 3 4 3 3 0 6 1 1 1 1 0 25
Metropolitan Statistical Area 136780 Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 3 0 3 1 4 1 0 1 3 1 1 2 20
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140380 Rochester, NY 6 1 0 1 2 0 2 2 4 1 0 1 20
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117140 Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 0 0 1 6 1 2 1 0 1 1 2 2 17
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140060 Richmond, VA 1 0 0 0 2 1 2 0 4 2 3 2 17
Metropolitan Statistical Area 124580 Green Bay, WI 0 1 6 1 1 2 1 2 1 0 0 0 15
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133460 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2 2 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 1 2 1 12
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112580 Baltimore-Towson, MD 6 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 11
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141180 St. Louis, MO-IL 1 2 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 11
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141940 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 1 0 1 0 2 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 11
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114860 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 0 3 0 2 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 10
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133340 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 1 1 0 1 2 1 2 0 1 0 1 0 10
Metropolitan Statistical Area 137980 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 0 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 10
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138860 Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, ME 2 0 2 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 10
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141860 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 8
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114500 Boulder, CO 2 0 1 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 7
Metropolitan Statistical Area 128140 Kansas City, MO-KS 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 7
Metropolitan Statistical Area 135300 New Haven-Milford, CT 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 7
Metropolitan Statistical Area 116300 Cedar Rapids, IA 0 1 0 2 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 6
Metropolitan Statistical Area 118140 Columbus, OH 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 6
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119820 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 6
Metropolitan Statistical Area 123420 Fresno, CA 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 6
Metropolitan Statistical Area 136740 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 2 6
Metropolitan Statistical Area 115940 Canton-Massillon, OH 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 122500 Florence, SC 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 124660 Greensboro-High Point, NC 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 125860 Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 110420 Akron, OH 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119100 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 125540 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 126420 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 128100 Kankakee-Bradley, IL 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133660 Mobile, AL 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 135840 North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, FL 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 144060 Spokane, WA 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 126900 Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 129460 Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133100 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 136540 Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 137340 Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138300 Pittsburgh, PA 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140140 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 144140 Springfield, MA 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 149180 Winston-Salem, NC 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131700 Manchester-Nashua, NH 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 110900 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 111020 Altoona, PA 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 111700 Asheville, NC 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112420 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 115380 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 123580 Gainesville, GA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 124540 Greeley, CO 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 126980 Iowa City, IA 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 132580 McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 134980 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 135380 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 136260 Ogden-Clearfield, UT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138900 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139580 Raleigh-Cary, NC 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139900 Reno-Sparks, NV 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141140 St. Joseph, MO-KS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141740 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 143340 Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 111180 Ames, IA 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 111460 Ann Arbor, MI 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112020 Athens-Clarke County, GA 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112260 Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 113020 Bay City, MI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 113780 Binghamton, NY 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114260 Boise City-Nampa, ID 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 116820 Charlottesville, VA 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 116860 Chattanooga, TN-GA 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117660 Coeur d'Alene, ID 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117900 Columbia, SC 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 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 121340 El Paso, TX 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 121780 Evansville, IN-KY 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 122420 Flint, MI 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 124340 Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 124860 Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 127180 Jackson, TN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 128940 Knoxville, TN 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 129540 Lancaster, PA 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 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 130860 Logan, UT-ID 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131140 Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131420 Macon, GA 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 132820 Memphis, TN-MS-AR 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133740 Monroe, LA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 134820 Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway, SC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 134900 Napa, CA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 135660 Niles-Benton Harbor, MI 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 136500 Olympia, WA 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 137860 Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138060 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139100 Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139300 Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139740 Reading, PA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141060 St. Cloud, MN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141620 Salt Lake City, UT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142020 San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, CA 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142340 Savannah, GA 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142540 Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142660 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 143580 Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 143900 Spartanburg, SC 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 145300 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 145820 Topeka, KS 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 146700 Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 148620 Wichita, KS 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 149620 York-Hanover, PA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area   -- Subtotal -- 99 63 47 76 71 62 54 41 59 46 47 40 705
Micropolitan Statistical Area 246020 Truckee-Grass Valley, CA 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 5
Micropolitan Statistical Area 231940 Marinette, WI-MI 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Micropolitan Statistical Area 232500 Maysville, KY 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
Micropolitan Statistical Area 212180 Auburn, NY 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 219940 Dixon, IL 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 226540 Huntington, IN 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 229900 Laurinburg, NC 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 229980 Lawrenceburg, TN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 233220 Midland, MI 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 241260 St. Marys, PA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 212660 Baraboo, WI 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 214100 Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 223900 Gettysburg, PA 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 227020 Iron Mountain, MI-WI 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 231980 Marion, IN 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 232270 Marshfield-Wisconsin Rapids, WI 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 237580 Paris, TX 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 241580 Salisbury, NC 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 241820 Sanford, NC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 244340 Statesboro, GA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 245640 Thomasville-Lexington, NC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 245700 Tifton, GA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 245740 Toccoa, GA 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 246180 Tupelo, MS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 248580 Whitewater, WI 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 218180 Concord, NH 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area   -- Subtotal -- 2 8 1 4 8 2 3 3 5 2 0 4 42
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900955 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, WI 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 2 0 2 1 15
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900926 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, MI 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900942 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, PA 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900905 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, AR 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900912 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, FL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900913 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, GA 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900917 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, IL 0 0 0 1 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 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area   -- Subtotal -- 6 1 1 3 2 3 1 1 3 0 3 1 25
ALL AREAS --- TOTAL, ALL AREAS 107 71 49 83 81 67 58 45 67 48 50 45 771


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