Boulder is often cited as a highly educated, technology-savvy city. You can't take a walk down Pearl Street without seeing a freelance guitarist and a freelance web developer.
But how well do Boulder's tech knowledge and education translate into actual concrete inventions?
If you measure by patents held, pretty well. A new list ranks the top 10 "most inventive" cities in the U.S., measured by number of patents and patent intensity, which measures patents per 1,000 workers in the city.
Boulder's spot? Sixth, after a few predictable spots like Silicon Valley and a few surprises like Corvallis, Ore., home of Oregon State University.
See the full list at The Daily Beast.