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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 720, Dynamic Optical Information Storage or Retrieval

( 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 133460 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1 2 3 1 2 2 3 2 2 0 3 0 0 1 22
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114500 Boulder, CO 0 0 0 0 2 1 7 1 1 3 3 2 3 0 21
Metropolitan Statistical Area 122660 Fort Collins-Loveland, CO 1 4 3 1 1 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 16
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141940 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 2 2 3 3 0 16
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141860 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA 2 0 1 1 2 0 2 0 3 1 0 2 0 1 15
Metropolitan Statistical Area 124540 Greeley, CO 1 2 3 0 2 2 1 1 3 1 1 0 1 0 15
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131100 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 2 4 2 0 1 0 14
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119100 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 1 1 1 9
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112420 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 6
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114260 Boise City-Nampa, ID 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 2 1 0 6
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119740 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 2 1 0 6
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138300 Pittsburgh, PA 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 6
Metropolitan Statistical Area 110580 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 1 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 118700 Corvallis, OR 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 146060 Tucson, AZ 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117820 Colorado Springs, CO 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142660 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 147900 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112580 Baltimore-Towson, MD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133660 Mobile, AL 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 135620 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140340 Rochester, MN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142100 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 116980 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119820 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 129020 Kokomo, IN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138060 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138860 Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, ME 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138900 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141740 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 144700 Stockton, CA 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114460 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117020 Chico, CA 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117660 Coeur d'Alene, ID 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 120020 Dothan, AL 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 120500 Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 123060 Fort Wayne, IN 0 0 0 0 1 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 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 126100 Holland-Grand Haven, MI 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 126420 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 126900 Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133700 Modesto, CA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 136260 Ogden-Clearfield, UT 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139300 Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA 0 0 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 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140380 Rochester, NY 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142540 Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 143580 Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 144060 Spokane, WA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 149340 Worcester, MA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 134900 Napa, CA 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 146700 Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area   -- Subtotal -- 9 14 18 12 20 13 24 11 25 21 20 20 13 9 229
 
Micropolitan Statistical Area 247420 Wahpeton, ND-MN 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Micropolitan Statistical Area 221700 Eureka-Arcata-Fortuna, CA 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 223940 Gillette, WY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area   -- Subtotal -- 1 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6
 
ALL AREAS --- TOTAL, ALL AREAS 10 14 18 13 22 13 25 11 26 21 20 20 13 9 235



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