FSU ranked among top 100 universities for patent production

Florida State University is ranked 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 57th worldwide among universities for producing U.S. utility patents in 2021, up from its previous ranking of 84th. The university produced 46 such patents for a range of different technologies in 2021, compared to 35 the year prior.

“This is an incredible recognition of the efforts of Florida State’s research community,” said Interim Vice President for Research Mark Riley. “As a research university, it is part of our mission to put new technology and research out in the world so that they may ultimately be turned into viable commercial opportunities that can touch more lives. We are so pleased to be able to support our faculty as they do this important work.”

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

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.