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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 585, Chemistry of Hydrocarbon Compounds

( 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 126420 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 28 29 37 26 33 25 53 63 52 42 56 57 52 62 615
Metropolitan Statistical Area 116980 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI 32 25 39 23 14 17 10 21 44 43 39 51 48 69 475
Metropolitan Statistical Area 135620 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA 10 6 12 6 12 10 9 21 16 19 19 18 19 20 195
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141860 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA 8 6 2 3 5 6 1 3 1 5 6 12 20 18 96
Metropolitan Statistical Area 137980 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 9 12 8 12 6 5 5 4 5 2 2 5 5 1 81
Metropolitan Statistical Area 147900 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 0 1 0 1 1 2 3 2 1 3 10 5 7 5 41
Metropolitan Statistical Area 146700 Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 2 8 2 2 10 2 29
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112940 Baton Rouge, LA 3 2 3 3 1 1 0 0 4 1 2 2 0 3 25
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141940 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 1 2 2 1 6 3 2 1 2 2 1 0 1 1 25
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114460 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 4 2 3 6 20
Metropolitan Statistical Area 145940 Trenton-Ewing, NJ 6 1 4 4 3 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 20
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142220 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA 0 0 4 1 9 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 19
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131100 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA 2 2 0 1 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 2 1 2 15
Metropolitan Statistical Area 146140 Tulsa, OK 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 4 2 5 15
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112420 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 3 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 1 12
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131540 Madison, WI 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 4 1 5 12
Metropolitan Statistical Area 110900 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 2 3 11
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131140 Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 2 1 1 11
Metropolitan Statistical Area 135300 New Haven-Milford, CT 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 1 10
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119740 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 8
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142060 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 2 2 1 8
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117780 College Station-Bryan, TX 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 7
Metropolitan Statistical Area 118140 Columbus, OH 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 2 7
Metropolitan Statistical Area 124220 Grand Forks, ND-MN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 2 7
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133460 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 7
Metropolitan Statistical Area 110420 Akron, OH 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 6
Metropolitan Statistical Area 111460 Ann Arbor, MI 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112540 Bakersfield-Delano, CA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114500 Boulder, CO 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 120500 Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 129140 Lafayette, IN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 135380 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138300 Pittsburgh, PA 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140380 Rochester, NY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 144300 State College, PA 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114860 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119100 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 136220 Odessa, TX 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 137100 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139580 Raleigh-Cary, NC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141620 Salt Lake City, UT 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141740 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 147260 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 111260 Anchorage, AK 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112060 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117140 Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117820 Colorado Springs, CO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 118580 Corpus Christi, TX 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 129620 Lansing-East Lansing, MI 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 149180 Winston-Salem, NC 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 149340 Worcester, MA 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 122660 Fort Collins-Loveland, CO 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 124540 Greeley, CO 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 111180 Ames, IA 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 116740 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117460 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 121780 Evansville, IN-KY 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 122540 Fond du Lac, WI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 128420 Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, WA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 128940 Knoxville, TN 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131020 Longview, WA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 135980 Norwich-New London, CT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138060 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139900 Reno-Sparks, NV 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142100 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142660 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 143340 Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 145300 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 137340 Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 110580 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 110740 Albuquerque, NM 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112580 Baltimore-Towson, MD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112620 Bangor, ME 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112700 Barnstable Town, MA 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 113740 Billings, MT 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 115380 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 115940 Canton-Massillon, OH 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 116620 Charleston, WV 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117900 Columbia, SC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119820 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 122380 Flagstaff, AZ 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 124340 Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 124780 Greenville, NC 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 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 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 126820 Idaho Falls, ID 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 127900 Joplin, MO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 128020 Kalamazoo-Portage, MI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 128140 Kansas City, MO-KS 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 129340 Lake Charles, LA 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 129940 Lawrence, KS 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 130460 Lexington-Fayette, KY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 130980 Longview, TX 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131740 Manhattan, KS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 132820 Memphis, TN-MS-AR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133340 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133660 Mobile, AL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133700 Modesto, CA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 136420 Oklahoma City, OK 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 137460 Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach, FL 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139140 Prescott, AZ 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140660 Rome, GA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140900 Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141180 St. Louis, MO-IL 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142140 Santa Fe, NM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 143900 Spartanburg, SC 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 145780 Toledo, OH 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 148620 Wichita, KS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142680 Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area   -- Subtotal -- 114 110 133 96 100 79 100 128 146 144 161 188 207 247 1953
 
Micropolitan Statistical Area 212780 Bartlesville, OK 19 12 8 5 4 1 2 3 5 3 4 5 1 6 78
Micropolitan Statistical Area 238620 Ponca City, OK 0 0 0 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 8
Micropolitan Statistical Area 233220 Midland, MI 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6
Micropolitan Statistical Area 244660 Stillwater, OK 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3
Micropolitan Statistical Area 216060 Carbondale, IL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 211420 Angola, IN 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 211620 Ardmore, OK 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 211780 Ashtabula, OH 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 216100 Carlsbad-Artesia, NM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 217700 Coffeyville, KS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 226340 Houghton, MI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 229660 Laramie, WY 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 231060 Los Alamos, NM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 231620 Magnolia, AR 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 232100 Marquette, MI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 234780 Muskogee, OK 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 236700 Orangeburg, SC 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 240620 Rolla, MO 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 245860 Torrington, CT 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area   -- Subtotal -- 21 13 13 10 6 5 3 4 7 5 6 7 2 9 111
 
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900940 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, OK 6 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900951 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, VA 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 5
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900955 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, WI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900917 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, IL 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900922 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, LA 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900948 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, TX 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900954 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, WV 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area   -- Subtotal -- 7 1 2 2 0 2 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 19
 
ALL AREAS --- TOTAL, ALL AREAS 142 124 148 108 106 86 103 133 153 150 168 196 210 256 2083



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