Announcement of the world’s top 100 universities to obtain public service patents in the United States in 2020


TAMPA, Florida, June 15, 2021 / PRNewswire / – The World’s Top 100 Universities to Obtain Utility Patents in the United States in 2020 Report was released today by the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) and the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) . The report uses data obtained from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and highlights the vital role that patents play in academic research and innovation.

Published annually since 2013, the report ranks the top 100 universities named as the first assignee of utility patents granted by the USPTO in calendar year 2020. The full report is available here.

“The institutions included in this year’s report are at the forefront of innovation in the world in encouraging academic discovery and invention,” said Paul R. Sanberg, president of INA. “We are proud to collaborate with the IPO for the ninth year in a row to spotlight universities that have made essential contributions to society.

There are 55 NAI member institutions represented in the Top 100 this year. They hold a total of 4,864 patents covering a wide variety of fields, such as medicine, technology and engineering. The IPO’s Top 300 Patent Owners List, published annually since 1985, ranks organizations around the world that have received the most U.S. utility patents in the previous calendar year. This year’s patent report 2020 has been released June 15, 2021. It lists the total number of patents for the top 100 universities of 2020 (including U.S. and international universities) at 7,734.

About the National Academy of Inventors
The National Academy of Inventors is a member organization comprising US and international universities, government and nonprofit research institutes, with more than 4,000 individual inventor and fellowship members spanning more than 250 institutions around the world. It was founded in 2010 to recognize and encourage inventors who hold patents issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), improve the visibility of university technology and innovation, encourage the disclosure of intellectual property, educate and mentor innovative students and translate the inventions of its members for the benefit of society. The NAI works in collaboration with the USPTO and publishes the multidisciplinary journal, Technology and innovation.

About the IPO
The Association of Intellectual Property Owners (IPO) is a trade association for owners of patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. IPO is the only association in the United States that serves and advocates for all owners of intellectual property in all industries and all areas of technology.

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