LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 13, 2016) — UK ranked 91st, in a five-way tie, in the top 100 ranking. In fiscal year 2015, UK was issued 31 new patents and had 298 total active patents.
“We congratulate our investigators for their innovation, and we are dedicated to helping them grow their ideas — the driving force of university research,” said Vice President for Research Lisa Cassis.
This ranking is based on a report published by the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) and Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) utilizing data from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to highlight the important role patents play in university research and innovation.
The NAI and IPO have published the report annually since 2013. The rankings are compiled by calculating the number of utility patents granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office that list a university as the first assignee on the printed patent.
To see the full report of the Top 100 Worldwide Universities Granted Patents in 2015, visit http://www.academyofinventors.com/pdf/top-100-universities-2015.pdf.
To see all University of Kentucky patents, visit http://www.research.uky.edu/technologies/patents.html.