FSU ranked among top patent producing universities

Biwu Ma, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry
Biwu Ma, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, was one of the dozens of Florida State inventors to receive a patent in 2018.

Florida State University is among the top producers of patented technologies in a new report from the National Academy of Inventors and the Intellectual Property Owners Association.

FSU is ranked No. 69 in the world for the number of patents granted in 2018, up from No. 79 in 2017. The annual report is compiled from data from the U.S. Patents and Trademark Office and reflects the cutting-edge research pursued at FSU and other universities worldwide.

The university produced 34 patents in 2018.

“We are pleased to see the hard work of our inventors reflected in this report,” said Vice President for Research Gary K. Ostrander. “However, the true value in these patents lies in our ability to turn them into viable business opportunities through licensing agreements or startup companies. We will continue to develop these patented technologies with the goal of ultimately moving them into the marketplace.”

The NAI and IPO have published the Top 100 Worldwide Universities Granted U.S. Utility Patents report annually since 2013. The rankings are based upon the number of utility patents granted in the 2018 calendar year.

To view the whole report, visit https://academyofinventors.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Top-100-Universities-2018.pdf