Friday, March 18, 2005

USPTO Releases List of Top 10 Universities Receiving Most Patents in 2004: The Department of Commerce’s United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today announced the top 10 U.S. universities receiving the most patents during calendar year 2004. Listed below are the 10 universities receiving the most patents for inventions in 2004, along with their 2003 ranking. The University of California tops the list for the 11th consecutive year.

Rank in 2004* N0. of Patents in 2004* U.S. University* (Rank in 2003)
1 424 University of California (1)
2 135 California Institute of Technology (2)
3 132 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (3)
4 101 University of Texas (4)
5 94 Johns Hopkins University (7)
6 75 Stanford University (5)
7 67 University of Michigan (8)
8 64 University of Wisconsin (6)
9 58 University of Illinois (20)
10 52 Columbia University (9)

*The listed patent counts are preliminary counts that are subject to correction. The final listing of patent counts for U.S. universities in 2004 should be available in late December of 2005.

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