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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 504, Plant Protecting and Regulating Compositions

( 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 137980 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 8 8 6 6 8 1 4 1 1 0 3 3 49
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141180 St. Louis, MO-IL 6 7 9 7 3 3 6 0 0 0 1 2 44
Metropolitan Statistical Area 126900 Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 3 1 1 3 4 1 0 2 4 2 3 3 27
Metropolitan Statistical Area 135620 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA 3 7 5 2 0 2 1 0 0 1 3 2 26
Metropolitan Statistical Area 145940 Trenton-Ewing, NJ 4 4 4 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 16
Metropolitan Statistical Area 126420 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 6 2 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 14
Metropolitan Statistical Area 129620 Lansing-East Lansing, MI 3 3 1 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 14
Metropolitan Statistical Area 116980 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI 2 1 0 1 2 1 3 1 0 0 0 2 13
Metropolitan Statistical Area 132820 Memphis, TN-MS-AR 2 2 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 12
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139580 Raleigh-Cary, NC 2 4 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 12
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117460 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 1 3 2 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 11
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141860 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA 4 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 11
Metropolitan Statistical Area 124660 Greensboro-High Point, NC 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 4 0 0 0 2 10
Metropolitan Statistical Area 128140 Kansas City, MO-KS 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 10
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133460 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 7
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138900 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 7
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112060 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 6
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141940 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 6
Metropolitan Statistical Area 123540 Gainesville, FL 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 124540 Greeley, CO 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 147900 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 110900 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114260 Boise City-Nampa, ID 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114460 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117140 Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 120500 Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131540 Madison, WI 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140060 Richmond, VA 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140900 Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 144060 Spokane, WA 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112420 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 118580 Corpus Christi, TX 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 122020 Fargo, ND-MN 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 123420 Fresno, CA 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 129460 Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131100 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 137900 Peoria, IL 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140140 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 144300 State College, PA 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 137340 Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 110420 Akron, OH 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112220 Auburn-Opelika, AL 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112940 Baton Rouge, LA 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 113820 Birmingham-Hoover, AL 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 116700 Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 130460 Lexington-Fayette, KY 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131180 Lubbock, TX 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133100 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133700 Modesto, CA 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 135300 New Haven-Milford, CT 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138940 Port St. Lucie, FL 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141540 Salisbury, MD 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141740 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 146660 Valdosta, GA 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142660 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112020 Athens-Clarke County, GA 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 113980 Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114060 Bloomington-Normal, IL 0 0 1 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 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114860 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 116580 Champaign-Urbana, IL 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 116740 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119100 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119660 Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119740 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119780 Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 122220 Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 123060 Fort Wayne, IN 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 125180 Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 126980 Iowa City, IA 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 128420 Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, WA 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 128940 Knoxville, TN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 130780 Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131460 Madera-Chowchilla, CA 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131700 Manchester-Nashua, NH 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133340 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 134940 Naples-Marco Island, FL 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 134980 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 137100 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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 140220 Roanoke, VA 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141420 Salem, OR 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142100 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142140 Santa Fe, NM 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142220 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142680 Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 144140 Springfield, MA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 144940 Sumter, SC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 145060 Syracuse, NY 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 145780 Toledo, OH 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 146060 Tucson, AZ 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 149420 Yakima, WA 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 149740 Yuma, AZ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114740 Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 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 1 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area   -- Subtotal -- 81 71 59 47 37 31 24 17 11 13 22 31 444
Micropolitan Statistical Area 231060 Los Alamos, NM 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Micropolitan Statistical Area 214580 Bozeman, MT 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 218180 Concord, NH 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 224740 Greenville, MS 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 225940 Hilton Head Island-Beaufort, SC 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 228500 Kerrville, TX 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 233500 Minot, ND 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 234180 Moses Lake, WA 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 239420 Pullman, WA 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 240260 Roanoke Rapids, NC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 242580 Seaford, DE 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 246300 Twin Falls, ID 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 246980 Vicksburg, MS 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area   -- Subtotal -- 1 3 1 4 2 2 3 1 0 0 0 1 18
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900936 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, NY 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900928 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, MS 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900947 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, TN 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900955 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, WI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area   -- Subtotal -- 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 5
ALL AREAS --- TOTAL, ALL AREAS 82 75 61 52 39 34 27 18 11 13 22 33 467


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