FIU Among World’s Top 100 Universities Granted Utility Patents in United States in 2017


Top university patent holders revealed in NAI and IPO report

The FIU has been ranked among the World’s Top 100 Universities Obtained U.S. Utilities Patents in 2017 in a new report released today.

“The FIU’s ranking among the world’s preeminent universities for patent production recognizes that we have outstanding faculty and students who develop innovations that enable us to change lives and drive economic development,” said Kenneth G Furton, Provost and Executive Vice President of the CRF.

CRF placed 61st worldwide with a total of 42 U.S. utility patents in 2017 – a record for CRF researchers. Patents granted ranged from a means of restoring the sense of touch in upper limb amputees to completely changing the way chemical tests are performed.

“This recognition is an indication that CRF researchers are pushing the boundaries of innovation and technology to help address some of society’s most pressing concerns,” said Andres Gil, vice president of research and economic development.

The rankings, compiled by the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) and the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO), were based on data obtained from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The NAI and IPO have published the report annually since 2013 to highlight the vital role patents play in academic research and innovation. The report ranks the top 100 universities named as the top assignee of utility patents granted by the USPTO in calendar year 2017.

The full report is available here.

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