ASU among world's top 50 universities for patents granted

Cover of Top 100 worldwide universities granted patents in 2014A new report from the National Academy of Inventors and the Intellectual Property Owners Association - based on data obtained from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office - ranks ASU among the world's top 50 universities for the number of patents in 2014. The 48 patents issued to ASU researchers that year tied it for 44th, just ahead of Duke University. The ranking reflects the university's dedication to conducting use-inspired research and building innovative technologies that contribute to our communities. “The granting of 48 utility patents continues to demonstrate that our faculty and students are on the frontiers of science and at the forefront of developing new and meaningful technologies that extend to Arizona and beyond,” said sustainability scientist Sethuraman Panchanathan, senior vice president of Knowledge Enterprise Development at ASU. “As a rapidly growing research enterprise, these patents recognize the uniqueness of the work performed at ASU and the direct societal impact it has on the nation at large.”