World’s Top 20 Patent-Producing Universities In 2016

MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

With 505 patents issued last year, the University of California (UC System) ranked No. 1 among the world’s top 100 patent-producing universities, according to a new report from the National Academy of Inventors and the Intellectual Property Owners Association.

Massachusetts Institute Of Technology (MIT) came in 2nd with 278 patents, followed by Stanford, California Institute Of Technology, and Graduate School at Shenzhen Tsinghua University in China.

Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, Johns Hopkins University, University Of Texas, University Of Michigan, Columbia University, were ranked No. 6, No. 7, No. 8, No. 9, and No. 10 respectively.

The University Of South Florida ranked No. 11 with 27 patents.

Top 20 patent-producing universities in the world:

  1. University of California (UC System), United States
    The number of U.S. patents in 2016: 505
  2. Massachusetts Institute Of Technology (MIT), United States
    The number of U.S. patents in 2016: 278
  3. Stanford University, United States
    The number of U.S. patents in 2016: 244
  4. California Institute of Technology, United States
    The number of U.S. patents in 2016: 201
  5. Graduate School at Shenzhen, Tsinghua University, China
    The number of U.S. patents in 2016: 181
  6. Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, United States
    The number of U.S. patents in 2016: 168
  7. Johns Hopkins University, United States
    The number of U.S. patents in 2016: 167
  8. University of Texas, United States
    The number of U.S. patents in 2016: 162
  9. University of Michigan, United States
    The number of U.S. patents in 2016: 142
  10. Columbia University, United States
    The number of U.S. patents in 2016: 118
  11. University Of South Florida, United States
    The number of U.S. patents in 2016: 114
  12. Purdue Research Foundation, United States
    The number of U.S. patents in 2016: 105 (Tie)
  13. Cornell University / Cornell Research Foundation, United States
    The number of U.S. patents in 2016: 105 (Tie)
  14. Harvard College, President And Fellows, United States
    The number of U.S. patents in 2016: 104
  15. The Korea Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea
    The number of U.S. patents in 2016: 100
  16. New York University / Polytechnic Institute, United States
    The number of U.S. patents in 2016: 93
  17. University Of Pennsylvania, United States
    The number of U.S. patents in 2016: 92
  18. University Of Illinois, United States
    The number of U.S. patents in 2016: 91 (Tie)
  19. University of Florida Research Foundation, United States
    The number of U.S. patents in 2016: 91 (Tie)
  20. King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), Saudi Arabia
    The number of U.S. patents in 2016: 90

The rankings are compiled by calculating the number of utility patents granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office that list a university as the first assignee on the issued patent.

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