FSU named among top patent producers in worldwide ranking

The FSU Office of Research

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 (NAI) and the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO).

FSU was ranked 90th worldwide among universities for producing U.S. utility patents in 2023, with a total of 38 patents.

“Universities are full of talent, innovation and curiosity,” said Vice President for Research Stacey S. Patterson. “As a public institution, it is part of our mission to take the technologies we develop and turn them into products and services that benefit our communities, state and nation.”

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. Four other members of the  State University System of Florida made the top 100 as well.

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 Top 100 Worldwide list highlights the essential role universities across the globe play in creating patented technologies that beneficially impact society,” said Dr. Paul Sanberg, President of the National Academy of Inventors. “At the Academy, it is important for us to recognize and celebrate research and commercialization happening at the university level, as well as spread awareness on how intellectual property can benefit innovators and their institutions.”