PDF Version, FY 05 - FY 22

Invention Secrecy Activity

(as reported by the Patent & Trademark Office)


					FY18		FY19		FY20		FY21		FY22

Total Secrecy Orders in Effect		5792		5878		5915		5976		6057
(at end of period)

New Secrecy Orders Imposed		85		88		45		61		87

Secrecy Orders Rescinded		77		2		8		0		6

Sponsoring Agencies for
New Secrecy Orders
	Foreign Origin			0		0		0		0		0
	ARMY				14		21		2		9		5
	NAVY				40		55		33		41		70
	AF				31		10		4		7		6
	DOE				0		1		6		4		5
	NSA				0		0		0		0		0
	DTSA				0		1		0		0		1
	NASA, DARPA			0		0		0		0		0

New DoD Secrecy Order Types
	Type 1 (export control)		27		36		34		36		56
	Type 2 (classified)		19		3		1		0		0
	Type 2 (foreign PSA)		0		10		0		0		0
	Type 3				39		38		4		21		26

New Non-DoD Secrecy Orders		0		1		6		4		5

"John Doe" Secrecy Orders
(imposed on private inventors)		43		48		21		29		1





maintained by Steven Aftergood