PDF Version, FY 05 - FY 17

Invention Secrecy Activity

(as reported by the Patent & Trademark Office)

					FY13		FY14		FY15		FY16		FY17

Total Secrecy Orders in Effect		5445		5520		5579		5680		5784
(at end of period)

New Secrecy Orders Imposed		139		97		95		121		132

Secrecy Orders Rescinded		21		22		36		20		28

Sponsoring Agencies for
New Secrecy Orders
	Foreign Origin			12		5		10		4		17
	ARMY				2		13		5		32		19
	NAVY				68		43		30		41		49
	AF				11		6		45		29		33
	DOE				29		15		0		3		7
	NSA				11		6		4		1		2
	DTSA				1		6		0		8		2
	NASA, DARPA			5		3		1		3		3

New DoD Secrecy Order Types
	Type 1 (export control)		66		42		33		48		47
	Type 2 (classified)		21		9		34		1		23
	Type 2 (foreign PSA)		12		11		9		4		17
	Type 3				6		18		19		62		38
	
New Non-DoD Secrecy Orders		34		17		0		6		7

"John Doe" Secrecy Orders
(imposed on private inventors)		21		11		15		49		39





maintained by Steven Aftergood