WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University ranks 13th in the world for obtaining U.S. utility patents in calendar year 2019 in a report released annually by the National Academy of Inventors and the Association of Intellectual Property Owners .
The honor marks the sixth consecutive year that Purdue has made the top 20. Purdue ranked 12th in the rankings in 2018, 17th in 2017, 15th in 2015 and 16th in 2014. Purdue is one of a dozen universities. American to be classified in the ranking. top 20 in each of the past five years and one of the few in the top 20 without medical school. Rankings are based on data obtained from the US Patent and Trademark Office.
“Purdue’s Top 20 Granted U.S. Patents for the Sixth Year in a Row Recognizes Purdue’s Renowned Researchers and Their Contributions to Improving Lives Around the World,” said Brooke Beier, Vice President of the Purdue Office of Technology Commercialization. “It also demonstrates Purdue’s strong research and development ecosystem and its ability to turn lab ideas into patents of interest to industry and the entrepreneurial community. “
The Purdue Research Foundation, which manages and licenses Purdue intellectual property through the Purdue Office of Technology Commercialization, received 136 utility patents in calendar year 2019 after receiving 126 utility patents in 2018 Arizona State is ranked 12th with 137, Harvard is 11th with 156, and Michigan is 10th with 158 utility patents in the report. A full list of the Report’s Top 100 is online.
Graham Cooks, Henry Bohn Hass Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, holds 100 patents. He also catalyzed the founding of several companies to commercialize his innovations, including Griffin Analytical Technologies and Prosolia Inc .; international companies have acquired both. The scientific achievements of the cooks are presented here.
“I’m not surprised that Purdue is doing so well in receiving utility patents. The recognition reflects the whole process, the support system and all the resources that the university provides to researchers to do their work, ”Cooks said. “It’s a special place.
The National Academy of Inventors and the Association of Intellectual Property Owners have published the report annually since 2013.
In 2017, the Milken Institute ranked Purdue 12th in its list of top universities for technology transfer, ranking Purdue # 1 in the Midwest and # 1 nationally among public institutions without a medical school.
Purdue received the 2019 Innovation and Economic Prosperity Universities Award for Place from the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities for his work in entrepreneurship and technology-based economic development.
About Purdue Office of Technology Commercialization
The Purdue Office of Technology Commercialization operates one of the most comprehensive technology transfer programs among leading research universities in the United States. The services provided by this office support Purdue University’s economic development initiatives and benefit the academic activities of the university. The office is managed by the Purdue Research Foundation, which received the 2016 Innovation and Economic Prosperity Universities Award for Innovation from the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities. For more information on licensing a Purdue innovation, contact the Office of Technology Commercialization at [email protected] or visit www.prf.org/otc/. For more information on funding and investment opportunities in Purdue innovation-based startups, contact the Purdue Foundry at [email protected] The Purdue Research Foundation is a private, not-for-profit foundation created to advance the mission of Purdue University.
Writer: Cynthia Sequin, [email protected]
Source: Brooke Beier, [email protected]