PDF Version, FY 05 - FY 18

Invention Secrecy Activity

(as reported by the Patent & Trademark Office)

					FY14		FY15		FY16		FY17		FY18

Total Secrecy Orders in Effect		5520		5579		5680		5784		5792
(at end of period)

New Secrecy Orders Imposed		97		95		121		132		85

Secrecy Orders Rescinded		22		36		20		28		77

Sponsoring Agencies for
New Secrecy Orders
	Foreign Origin			5		10		4		17		0
	ARMY				13		5		32		19		14
	NAVY				43		30		41		49		40
	AF				6		45		29		33		31
	DOE				15		0		3		7		0
	NSA				6		4		1		2		0
	DTSA				6		0		8		2		0
	NASA, DARPA			3		1		3		3		0

New DoD Secrecy Order Types
	Type 1 (export control)		42		33		48		47		27
	Type 2 (classified)		9		34		1		23		19
	Type 2 (foreign PSA)		11		9		4		17		0
	Type 3				18		19		62		38		39
	
New Non-DoD Secrecy Orders		17		0		6		7		0

"John Doe" Secrecy Orders
(imposed on private inventors)		11		15		49		39		43





maintained by Steven Aftergood