PDF Version, FY 05 - FY 21

Invention Secrecy Activity

(as reported by the Patent & Trademark Office)


					FY17		FY18		FY19		FY20		FY21

Total Secrecy Orders in Effect		5784		5792		5878		5915		5976
(at end of period)

New Secrecy Orders Imposed		132		85		88		45		61

Secrecy Orders Rescinded		28		77		2		8		0

Sponsoring Agencies for
New Secrecy Orders
	Foreign Origin			17		0		0		0		0
	ARMY				19		14		21		2		9
	NAVY				49		40		55		33		41
	AF				33		31		10		4		7
	DOE				7		0		1		6		4
	NSA				2		0		0		0		0
	DTSA				2		0		1		0		0
	NASA, DARPA			3		0		0		0		0

New DoD Secrecy Order Types
	Type 1 (export control)		47		27		36		34		36
	Type 2 (classified)		23		19		3		1		0
	Type 2 (foreign PSA)		17		0		10		0		0
	Type 3				38		39		38		4		21

New Non-DoD Secrecy Orders		7		0		1		6		4

"John Doe" Secrecy Orders
(imposed on private inventors)		39		43		48		21		29





maintained by Steven Aftergood