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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 708, Arithmetic Processing and Calculating (Electrical Computers)

( 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 141940 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 45 52 36 31 46 31 41 20 39 28 39 36 32 53 527
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112420 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 23 35 17 20 9 15 11 12 18 13 20 16 23 26 258
Metropolitan Statistical Area 135620 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA 10 9 10 12 9 7 15 7 8 11 10 8 9 15 140
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141860 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA 6 4 9 14 11 17 11 9 9 8 8 7 8 15 136
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114460 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH 13 7 8 8 4 8 16 8 12 5 5 9 9 12 124
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119100 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 7 11 13 8 9 6 9 6 8 6 6 9 5 13 116
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131100 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA 6 5 3 6 4 8 18 12 8 10 7 7 9 9 112
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138900 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 7 9 4 5 9 8 10 8 8 9 7 10 3 3 100
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141740 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 4 2 0 4 8 3 6 6 2 3 12 3 5 18 76
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138060 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 6 3 2 4 6 5 4 1 7 2 7 0 2 3 52
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142660 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 3 4 4 2 0 2 4 2 4 6 4 5 1 8 47
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139100 Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 1 0 0 1 5 1 3 2 2 5 3 5 5 6 39
Metropolitan Statistical Area 122660 Fort Collins-Loveland, CO 2 4 3 6 5 2 2 4 3 0 0 0 1 3 33
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140900 Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 3 5 4 1 4 1 3 5 0 0 0 1 3 0 30
Metropolitan Statistical Area 137980 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 2 4 0 2 1 1 2 2 3 1 1 2 2 4 27
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133460 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 0 1 1 0 2 2 2 1 1 3 1 1 3 8 26
Metropolitan Statistical Area 110900 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 5 2 4 2 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 25
Metropolitan Statistical Area 149340 Worcester, MA 1 3 1 0 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 2 10 24
Metropolitan Statistical Area 116980 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI 7 0 0 1 2 1 2 1 1 2 1 2 0 3 23
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139580 Raleigh-Cary, NC 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 5 3 3 5 23
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140340 Rochester, MN 0 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 3 0 7 3 23
Metropolitan Statistical Area 147900 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2 1 0 1 1 3 2 3 0 1 0 3 0 5 22
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114500 Boulder, CO 0 2 0 0 3 2 3 1 2 2 2 2 0 4 20
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141620 Salt Lake City, UT 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 4 3 0 3 18
Metropolitan Statistical Area 120500 Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 1 0 2 2 3 1 1 0 1 0 2 0 2 1 16
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142100 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 1 1 3 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 2 14
Metropolitan Statistical Area 126420 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 3 3 2 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 13
Metropolitan Statistical Area 145940 Trenton-Ewing, NJ 2 0 2 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 2 0 13
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112580 Baltimore-Towson, MD 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 2 4 13
Metropolitan Statistical Area 136740 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 2 2 0 1 1 1 13
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133100 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 1 1 1 2 12
Metropolitan Statistical Area 137340 Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 4 2 1 12
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119820 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI 0 0 1 2 1 1 2 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 11
Metropolitan Statistical Area 124540 Greeley, CO 0 1 0 1 2 1 2 0 1 1 2 1 0 2 11
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140060 Richmond, VA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 2 3 10
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114860 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 0 0 0 0 4 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 8
Metropolitan Statistical Area 115540 Burlington-South Burlington, VT 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 8
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131700 Manchester-Nashua, NH 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 8
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140380 Rochester, NY 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 1 0 1 8
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114260 Boise City-Nampa, ID 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 7
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131540 Madison, WI 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 7
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138300 Pittsburgh, PA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 2 7
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114740 Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 7
Metropolitan Statistical Area 137100 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 7
Metropolitan Statistical Area 110740 Albuquerque, NM 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 2 0 6
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112060 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 6
Metropolitan Statistical Area 128740 Kingston, NY 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 6
Metropolitan Statistical Area 123540 Gainesville, FL 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139300 Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA 1 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139340 Provo-Orem, UT 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 124660 Greensboro-High Point, NC 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 126900 Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 129940 Lawrence, KS 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 134980 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 135300 New Haven-Milford, CT 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 136260 Ogden-Clearfield, UT 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 145060 Syracuse, NY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 113780 Binghamton, NY 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 116300 Cedar Rapids, IA 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 118700 Corvallis, OR 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119740 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 126620 Huntsville, AL 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 129820 Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141180 St. Louis, MO-IL 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141500 Salinas, CA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 144060 Spokane, WA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 146060 Tucson, AZ 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 110420 Akron, OH 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 115380 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 116740 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117460 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117820 Colorado Springs, CO 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 118140 Columbus, OH 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119380 Dayton, OH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 123060 Fort Wayne, IN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 126980 Iowa City, IA 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 127260 Jacksonville, FL 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 128940 Knoxville, TN 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 129140 Lafayette, IN 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133340 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 135380 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 136420 Oklahoma City, OK 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138540 Pocatello, ID 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139740 Reading, PA 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142060 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 143300 Sherman-Denison, TX 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 146540 Utica-Rome, NY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 149620 York-Hanover, PA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 149700 Yuba City, CA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 110580 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 111460 Ann Arbor, MI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112220 Auburn-Opelika, AL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112540 Bakersfield-Delano, CA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 116580 Champaign-Urbana, IL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 116820 Charlottesville, VA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117140 Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 120740 Eau Claire, WI 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 121340 El Paso, TX 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 122420 Flint, MI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 125860 Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 126180 Honolulu, HI 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 128140 Kansas City, MO-KS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 128660 Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, TX 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 129740 Las Cruces, NM 1 0 0 0 0 0 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 1 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 130700 Lincoln, NE 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 130860 Logan, UT-ID 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133860 Montgomery, AL 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 136100 Ocala, FL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 137900 Peoria, IL 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138340 Pittsfield, MA 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138860 Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, ME 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139820 Redding, CA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140140 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142220 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142340 Savannah, GA 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 144700 Stockton, CA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 145300 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 146700 Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 148620 Wichita, KS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 121820 Fairbanks, AK 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area   -- Subtotal -- 180 173 155 149 171 145 203 123 171 145 163 168 163 281 2389
 
Micropolitan Statistical Area 246020 Truckee-Grass Valley, CA 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 5
Micropolitan Statistical Area 210760 Alexander City, AL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 213940 Blackfoot, ID 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 220700 East Stroudsburg, PA 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 240740 Roswell, NM 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 212740 Barre, VT 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 213180 Beaver Dam, WI 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 224820 Greenville, OH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 228340 Kendallville, IN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 231060 Los Alamos, NM 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 236300 Ogdensburg-Massena, NY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 241220 St. Marys, GA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 243320 Show Low, AZ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 248020 Watertown-Fort Atkinson, WI 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 236020 Oak Harbor, WA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area   -- Subtotal -- 5 1 2 1 1 1 1 0 1 3 2 1 1 4 23
 
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900919 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, IA 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900950 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, VT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900902 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, AK 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900936 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, NY 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area   -- Subtotal -- 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3
 
ALL AREAS --- TOTAL, ALL AREAS 185 174 157 150 173 146 203 123 172 149 164 169 164 285 2414



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