PDF Version, FY 05 - FY 20

Invention Secrecy Activity

(as reported by the Patent & Trademark Office)


					FY16		FY17		FY18		FY19		FY20

Total Secrecy Orders in Effect		5680		5784		5792		5878		5915
(at end of period)

New Secrecy Orders Imposed		121		132		85		88		45

Secrecy Orders Rescinded		20		28		77		2		8

Sponsoring Agencies for
New Secrecy Orders
	Foreign Origin			4		17		0		0		0
	ARMY				32		19		14		21		2
	NAVY				41		49		40		55		33
	AF				29		33		31		10		4
	DOE				3		7		0		1		6
	NSA				1		2		0		0		0
	DTSA				8		2		0		1		0
	NASA, DARPA			3		3		0		0		0

New DoD Secrecy Order Types
	Type 1 (export control)		48		47		27		36		34
	Type 2 (classified)		1		23		19		3		1
	Type 2 (foreign PSA)		4		17		0		10		0
	Type 3				62		38		39		38		4
	
New Non-DoD Secrecy Orders		6		7		0		1		6

"John Doe" Secrecy Orders
(imposed on private inventors)		49		39		43		48		21





maintained by Steven Aftergood