PDF Version, FY 05 - FY 16

Invention Secrecy Activity

(as reported by the Patent & Trademark Office)


					FY12		FY13		FY14		FY15		FY16

Total Secrecy Orders in Effect		5327		5445		5520		5579		5680
(at end of period)

New Secrecy Orders Imposed		98		139		97		95		121

Secrecy Orders Rescinded		18		21		22		36		20

Sponsoring Agencies for
New Secrecy Orders
	Foreign Origin			14		12		5		10		4
	ARMY				33		2		13		5		32
	NAVY				29		68		43		30		41
	AF				13		11		6		45		29
	DOE				0		29		15		0		3
	NSA				9		11		6		4		1
	DTSA				0		1		6		0		8
	NASA, DARPA			0		5		3		1		3

New DoD Secrecy Order Types
	Type 1 (export control)		27		66		42		33		48
	Type 2 (classified)		18		21		9		34		1
	Type 2 (foreign PSA)		13		12		11		9		4
	Type 3				40		6		18		19		62
	
New Non-DoD Secrecy Orders		0		34		17		0		6

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





maintained by Steven Aftergood