Announcing the Top 100 Global Universities to Obtain Public Service Patents in the United States in 2018


TAMPA, Florida, June 4, 2019 / PRNewswire / – The Top 100 Universities in the World Obtained Public Service Patents in the United States in 2018 was announced by the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) and the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO). The report is created using data from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), and it highlights the vital role patents play in academic research and innovation.

This report, published annually since 2013 by the NAI and the IPO, ranks the top 100 universities named as the top assignee of utility patents granted by the USPTO in calendar year 2018. The full report is available on Ingenta, where the NAI publishes its multidisciplinary journal Technology and innovation. It is also available on the INA website.

“The patents produced by our universities represent important processes and collaborations that have the potential to have a significant impact on society on a local, regional, national and global scale,” said Paul R. Sanberg, president of INA. “We are honored to partner with the IPO to recognize top academic patent holders through this report for the seventh year in a row. “

The top 10 universities ranked in the world in 2018 include: University of california System, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, The University of Texas System, California Institute of Technology, Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, and, tied for the tenth, Arizona State University and University of Michigan.

“Patenting an invention is the first step to have a lasting impact on the innovation ecosystem,” said Jessica landacre, deputy executive director of the IPO. “The Top 100 Universities in the World Obtained Public Service Patents in the United States shows which institutions are at the forefront of this change and highlights the important role innovation plays in local, regional and global economies. “

The NAI is delighted to welcome 11 new institutions to the ranking this year. The incredible innovations represented by these awarded patents cover a wide variety of areas, such as memory enhancement, wireless charging, treatments for Alzheimer’s disease and other tauopathies, and more. The list of the top 300 IPO organizations that received the most U.S. utility patents in 2018 will be released on the 36the consecutive times later this summer.

The information provided in this list is based on data obtained from the United States Patent and Trademark Office. For this report, a university is defined as an institution that grants undergraduate degrees. Declared patents are utility patents granted in calendar year 2018. When a patent is assigned to one or more entities, credit is given to the first named entity. The number of patents granted does not necessarily indicate the value of a university’s technology, the effectiveness of its research, or whether its patents will be licensed and / or commercialized successfully. For any inquiries, or if you have a research foundation that should be associated with your academic assignment in the future, contact [email protected].

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 over 4,000 individual inventor and fellowship members spanning over 250 institutions. It was founded in 2010 to recognize and encourage inventors who hold patents issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office, to enhance the visibility of academic technology and innovation, to encourage the disclosure of intellectual property, to educate and supervise innovative students and translate the inventions of its members. for the benefit of society.

About the IPO

The Association of Intellectual Property Owners (IPO), established in 1972, is a trade association for owners of patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. IPO is the only association in the United States that serves all intellectual property owners in all industries and all areas of technology. The IPO advocates for effective and affordable intellectual property rights and provides a wide range of services to members, including: supporting members’ interests on legislative and international issues; analyze current intellectual property issues; information and education services; and disseminate information to the general public on the importance of intellectual property rights.

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