FSU ranked among top universities for patent production

Florida State University is among the world’s top universities for creating patented technology, according to a new report from the National Academy of Inventors and the Intellectual Property Owners Association.

FSU was ranked 84th worldwide among universities for producing U.S. utility patents in 2020. The university produced 35 such patents.

The report uses data obtained from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and highlights the vital role patents play in university research and innovation.

“This wonderful recognition shows the diligent efforts and creativity of FSU researchers,” said Interim Vice President for Research Laurel Fulkerson. “We are delighted to be able to support faculty as they develop the research needed to produce these patents in a variety of fields and as they move that work further, turning their research into viable commercial opportunities that have the potential to touch more lives.”

The NAI and IPO have published the report annually since 2013. The report ranks the top 100 universities named as the first assignee on utility patents granted by USPTO.

The full report can be accessed here.