22 December 2013
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USF Ranks 15th in the World in New U.S. Patents

National Academy of Inventors, Intellectual Property Owners Association ranking shows strength of academic inventors. Companies like KeriCure give encouragement and hope to future inventors involved in the Student Innovation Incubator (SII) developed by by USF CONNECT, part of USF Research and Innovation, along with the USF Center for Entrepreneurship.

USF Research and Innovation

Special to USF News

TAMPA, Fla. (Dec. 18, 2013) – The University of South Florida ranks 15th worldwide among universities producing new U.S. patents, according to a new study from the National Academy of Inventors and the Intellectual Property Owners Association. The organizations ranking of the the top 100 worldwide universities granted U.S. patents in 2012 was based on data obtained from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and recognizes the important role patents play in university research and economic development.

The NAI and IPO compiled the list by calculating the number of utility patents granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office during 2012 which list a university as the first assignee on the printed patent.

The IPO also publishes the annual Top 300 Patent Owners list of organizations that received the most U.S. utility patents during the year. It has been published by the IPO for 30 consecutive years.

With 79 patents in 2012, USF ranks 15th among the world universities in generating new inventions.Other Florida universities also made a strong showing in the Top 25. The University of Central Florida received 72 patents and ranked 21st; and the University of Florida received 70 patents and ranked 22nd, according to the report.

“We are pleased to release this list of the top innovation universities in the world in conjunction with the IPO,” said Paul R. Sanberg, president of the NAI and USF’s Senior Vice President for Research & Innovation. “Innovation based on university technology has proven to be a key factor in worldwide industrial and economic development. In the 21st century, the support, encouragement and development of technology and innovation are fundamental to the success of a university.”

You can read the full news release here


  KeriCure founder Dr. Kerriann Greenhalgh - KeriCure

National Academy of Inventors, Intellectual Property Owners Association ranking shows strength of academic inventors

Special to USF News

TAMPA, Fla. (Dec. 18, 2013) – The University of South Florida ranks 15th worldwide among universities producing new U.S. patents, according to a new study from the National Academy of Inventors and the Intellectual Property Owners Association. The organizations ranking of the the top 100 worldwide universities granted U.S. patents in 2012 was based on data obtained from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and recognizes the important role patents play in university research and economic development.

The NAI and IPO compiled the list by calculating the number of utility patents granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office during 2012 which list a university as the first assignee on the printed patent.

The IPO also publishes the annual Top 300 Patent Owners list of organizations that received the most U.S. utility patents during the year. It has been published by the IPO for 30 consecutive years.

With 79 patents in 2012, USF ranks 15th among the world universities in generating new inventions.Other Florida universities also made a strong showing in the Top 25. The University of Central Florida received 72 patents and ranked 21st; and the University of Florida received 70 patents and ranked 22nd, according to the report.

“We are pleased to release this list of the top innovation universities in the world in conjunction with the IPO,” said Paul R. Sanberg, president of the NAI and USF’s Senior Vice President for Research & Innovation. “Innovation based on university technology has proven to be a key factor in worldwide industrial and economic development. In the 21st century, the support, encouragement and development of technology and innovation are fundamental to the success of a university.”

Read the full story on KeriCure by The Tampa Tribune website TBO.com

To learn more about USF and their Research and Innovation Department visit – http://www.research.usf.edu/dpl/

List of USF Patents – http://www.research.usf.edu/dpl/patents.asp

USF Start-Up Companies – http://www.research.usf.edu/dpl/usf-startup-companies.asp

 

 

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