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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 716, Computer-Aided Design and Analysis of Circuits and Semiconductor Masks

( 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 141940 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 63 91 130 182 146 126 203 167 172 177 187 194 1836
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141860 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA 10 18 33 46 43 84 108 43 46 59 65 59 614
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112420 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 11 14 30 31 26 18 43 35 66 30 58 67 429
Metropolitan Statistical Area 115540 Burlington-South Burlington, VT 8 9 13 28 21 14 34 28 24 32 62 54 327
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138900 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 5 7 12 14 15 16 19 40 24 25 21 28 226
Metropolitan Statistical Area 122660 Fort Collins-Loveland, CO 3 17 24 29 30 22 20 14 9 5 4 10 185
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139100 Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 4 7 12 12 7 4 19 14 18 17 29 40 183
Metropolitan Statistical Area 135620 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA 11 28 11 10 3 5 14 7 14 15 21 24 163
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119100 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 5 2 9 14 13 8 14 6 12 9 13 16 121
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142100 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 2 5 6 7 7 7 7 10 9 13 11 13 95
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114500 Boulder, CO 0 0 1 2 8 8 17 9 13 13 10 14 93
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140340 Rochester, MN 1 4 1 4 5 2 11 8 13 13 12 17 91
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114460 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH 1 4 6 3 2 3 11 8 12 11 10 11 82
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131100 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA 1 3 3 6 7 2 3 4 7 6 4 11 57
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139580 Raleigh-Cary, NC 0 0 0 5 6 2 5 7 8 4 8 11 56
Metropolitan Statistical Area 124540 Greeley, CO 1 1 0 3 2 7 17 4 5 6 2 5 51
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133460 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2 4 6 6 8 4 2 7 3 2 3 4 51
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138060 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 2 3 2 5 3 5 8 5 5 6 2 1 47
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141740 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 0 2 1 3 3 3 5 2 6 5 9 8 47
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114260 Boise City-Nampa, ID 3 3 5 3 2 5 7 4 2 2 3 3 42
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142660 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 0 0 1 3 4 3 8 0 5 6 4 6 39
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138300 Pittsburgh, PA 0 2 2 1 2 4 5 3 5 5 5 3 37
Metropolitan Statistical Area 149340 Worcester, MA 0 1 1 3 3 0 9 3 2 5 3 3 33
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119740 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 0 0 1 0 1 1 2 9 1 3 2 6 26
Metropolitan Statistical Area 110900 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 0 1 2 1 2 0 2 3 3 6 3 2 25
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114860 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 1 2 1 6 4 23
Metropolitan Statistical Area 120500 Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 0 0 3 2 2 1 2 0 4 0 2 4 20
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140900 Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 2 0 1 2 2 1 0 5 1 1 4 1 20
Metropolitan Statistical Area 145940 Trenton-Ewing, NJ 4 6 2 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 2 1 20
Metropolitan Statistical Area 110740 Albuquerque, NM 0 0 1 1 6 1 3 0 1 3 1 2 19
Metropolitan Statistical Area 113780 Binghamton, NY 0 0 0 4 1 1 1 4 0 2 2 3 18
Metropolitan Statistical Area 116980 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI 0 1 1 2 3 2 3 2 2 1 0 1 18
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117820 Colorado Springs, CO 0 1 4 2 0 8 1 0 0 0 0 1 17
Metropolitan Statistical Area 126420 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1 1 2 2 0 0 3 2 0 1 0 1 13
Metropolitan Statistical Area 147900 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 0 1 0 1 0 1 3 1 1 2 1 2 13
Metropolitan Statistical Area 137980 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 0 1 2 1 1 2 2 0 1 1 0 1 12
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112580 Baltimore-Towson, MD 0 1 0 1 0 2 3 0 1 0 2 0 10
Metropolitan Statistical Area 116740 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 0 2 1 1 9
Metropolitan Statistical Area 128740 Kingston, NY 0 0 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 1 1 1 8
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131700 Manchester-Nashua, NH 0 0 0 3 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 8
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114740 Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 3 2 1 0 8
Metropolitan Statistical Area 110580 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 7
Metropolitan Statistical Area 111460 Ann Arbor, MI 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 6
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119820 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI 0 0 0 1 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 6
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133100 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 6
Metropolitan Statistical Area 127060 Ithaca, NY 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112060 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 113980 Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117140 Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117780 College Station-Bryan, TX 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 120740 Eau Claire, WI 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 126620 Huntsville, AL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141500 Salinas, CA 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 146060 Tucson, AZ 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131540 Madison, WI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140380 Rochester, NY 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142060 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142220 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 144300 State College, PA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 111180 Ames, IA 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 118140 Columbus, OH 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 118700 Corvallis, OR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 124780 Greenville, NC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 126900 Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 129140 Lafayette, IN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133860 Montgomery, AL 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139340 Provo-Orem, UT 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140140 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 145060 Syracuse, NY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 145300 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 137100 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 137340 Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138540 Pocatello, ID 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 111700 Asheville, NC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112540 Bakersfield-Delano, CA 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 116580 Champaign-Urbana, IL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117460 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 0 1 0 0 0 0 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 123540 Gainesville, FL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 124860 Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 125420 Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 125540 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 127740 Johnson City, TN 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 128140 Kansas City, MO-KS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 129620 Lansing-East Lansing, MI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 129820 Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 130460 Lexington-Fayette, KY 0 0 0 0 1 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 1 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 134940 Naples-Marco Island, FL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 135300 New Haven-Milford, CT 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 137900 Peoria, IL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138340 Pittsfield, MA 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139900 Reno-Sparks, NV 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141180 St. Louis, MO-IL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141420 Salem, OR 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141620 Salt Lake City, UT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141700 San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142540 Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 144140 Springfield, MA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 145220 Tallahassee, FL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 146700 Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 148140 Wausau, WI 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 148620 Wichita, KS 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 136740 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area   -- Subtotal -- 144 242 338 454 397 382 641 464 522 502 585 653 5324
Micropolitan Statistical Area 226460 Hudson, NY 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 1 3 8
Micropolitan Statistical Area 244260 Starkville, MS 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
Micropolitan Statistical Area 212740 Barre, VT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 3
Micropolitan Statistical Area 238020 Phoenix Lake-Cedar Ridge, CA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 245860 Torrington, CT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 213940 Blackfoot, ID 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 225900 Hilo, HI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 225940 Hilton Head Island-Beaufort, SC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 226340 Houghton, MI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 229060 Laconia, NH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 229660 Laramie, WY 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 232100 Marquette, MI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 237820 Pendleton-Hermiston, OR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 238460 Plattsburgh, NY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 246820 Vermillion, SD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area   -- Subtotal -- 0 0 2 2 0 0 2 5 6 4 2 7 30
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900950 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, VT 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 4
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900936 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, NY 0 3 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 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900923 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, ME 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900941 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, OR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area   -- Subtotal -- 0 3 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 2 12
ALL AREAS --- TOTAL, ALL AREAS 144 245 341 456 398 382 644 470 529 507 588 661 5365


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