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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 850, Scanning-Probe Techniques or Apparatus; Applications of Scanning-Probe Techniques, e.g., Scanning Probe Microscopy [Spm]

( 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 3 2 4 8 8 10 1 0 0 0 0 2 38
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141860 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA 3 4 2 7 5 8 0 0 0 0 2 2 33
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142060 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 3 8
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114460 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH 0 0 1 1 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
Metropolitan Statistical Area 135620 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 7
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131540 Madison, WI 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 6
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138900 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 0 0 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 6
Metropolitan Statistical Area 137100 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 116980 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141740 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114260 Boise City-Nampa, ID 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119100 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 126420 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131100 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 110580 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 110740 Albuquerque, NM 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112420 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 128940 Knoxville, TN 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138060 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142020 San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, CA 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 110420 Akron, OH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112060 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112580 Baltimore-Towson, MD 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 115540 Burlington-South Burlington, VT 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119820 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 124860 Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133100 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133460 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 136740 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 137340 Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 137980 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139100 Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 1 0 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 1 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140140 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141620 Salt Lake City, UT 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141980 San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo, PR 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142220 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142660 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 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 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 146700 Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 147900 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 149340 Worcester, MA 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 137460 Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach, FL 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area   -- Subtotal -- 11 11 14 31 32 28 1 0 0 5 17 15 165
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900912 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, FL 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area   -- Subtotal -- 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
ALL AREAS --- TOTAL, ALL AREAS 11 11 14 31 32 28 1 0 0 5 17 15 165


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