IFI CLAIMS 2011 US Patent Rankings of Portfolios held by Universities.

Rankings were compiled using USPTO source data curated by IFI CLAIMS Patent Services. We analyzed US utility grants granted to academic institutions between 2007-2011. The 5-year tabular report is typical of reports produced by our Patent Intelligence and Technology Report.

Note: Page was corrected on Friday, June 15, 2012*

Rank Institution 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
1 California, University of Regents 366 395 275 256 371
2 Stanford, Leland Jr University Trustees 173 174 123 131 95
3 Massachusetts Institute of Technology 172 190 141 138 144
4 Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation 144 140 119 90 95
5 Texas, University of System 138 141 116 90 100
6 Tsinghua University CN 118 130 62 41 25
7 California Institute of Technology 113 138 94 106 117
8 National Taiwan University TW 104 56 40 20 19
9 Illinois, University of 97 93 70 51 47
10 Michigan, University of 93 86 69 80 67
11 Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Tech KAIST KR 87 85 51 38 32
12 South Florida, University of 86 88 38 34 28
13 Columbia University 80 84 50 56 58
14 Johns Hopkins University 77 85 62 70 69
15 Northwestern University 71 63 39 30 24
16 Central Florida, University of Research Foundation of Inc 65 63 54 40 28
17 National Tsing Hua University TW 64 36 20 21 19
17 Southern California, University of 64 68 47 40 32
19 Maryland, University of 62 57 33 36 36
20 Harvard College, President & Fellows of 61 50 38 51 46
20 Pennsylvania, University of 61 79 40 48 43
22 Florida, University of Research Foundation Inc 60 47 52 45 59
23 National Chiao Tung University TW 58 40 24 18 19
24 Massachusetts, University of 55 57 45 26 20
24 Seoul National University Industry Foundation KR 55 49 42 18 17
26 New York University 52 64 37 26 47
27 Washington, University of 51 84 55 47 43
28 Duke University 49 52 37 36 35
28 Korea Institute of Science and Technology KIST KR 49 46 35 24 38
30 Utah, University of Research Foundation 48 52 30 27 30
31 Minnesota, University of Regents 46 42 39 36 39
31 Purdue Research Foundation 46 55 45 22 34
33 New York, State University of Research Foundation of 45 67 58 44 31
34 North Carolina State University 41 36 28 36 34
34 Tohoku University JP 41 32 8 8 4
36 Princeton University 40 34 29 33 31
37 Michigan State University 38 43 43 48 37
37 Yale University 38 38 28 10 21
39 Pittsburgh, University of 36 40 28 33 23
39 Sungkyunkwan University Foundation for Corporate Collaboration KR 36 23 3 1 0
41 Tokyo, University of JP 36 29 14 8 4
42 Osaka University JP 35 19 7 5 4
43 Rice, William Marsh University 33 35 24 26 24
44 Vanderbilt University 32 21 20 17 17
44 Washington University St Louis 32 23 17 16 20
46 Ramot at Tel-Aviv University Ltd IL 31 22 26 16 8
46 STC.UNM 31 20 16 14 10
48 Missouri, University of 30 30 19 13 19
48 New Jersey Institute of Technology 30 20 14 11 7
50 Case Western Reserve University 29 22 19 10 7
51 Colorado, University of 28 31 22 24 18
51 Virginia, University of Alumni Patents Foundation 28 32 14 22 15
51 Yissum Research Development Co of Hebrew Univ IL 28 24 15 13 18
54 Hong Kong University of Science & Technology The HK 27 27 19 14 8
55 Iowa, University of Research Foundation 26 34 25 24 27
56 Hanyang University Industry-University Cooperation Foundation KR 25 15 10 3 1
57 King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals SA 25 13 8 2 1
57 Kyoto University JP 25 24 12 12 3
57 Ohio State University Research Foundation The 25 21 18 10 11
57 Yonsei University Industry-Academic Cooperation Foundation KR 25 13 3 3 5
61 Arkansas, University of 24 26 17 16 16
61 Connecticut, University of 24 26 19 23 23
61 Kentucky, University of Research Foundation 24 31 22 18 14
61 Korea University Industry and Academy Cooperation Foundation KR 24 15 6 1 3
61 Rochester, University of 24 23 27 22 20
61 Tokyo Institute of Technology JP 24 27 18 8 3
67 Rutgers The State University of New Jersey 23 23 20 26 24
67 Tennessee, University of Research Foundation 23 29 15 12 15
69 Dartmouth College Trustees of 22 18 11 10 16
69 Florida State University Research Foundation Inc 22 34 14 7 16
69 Rockefeller University 22 14 19 22 7
69 Texas A & M University System 22 30 19 20 30
73 Carnegie-Mellon University 21 27 11 14 16
73 Oklahoma, University of Board of Regents 21 32 19 12 23
73 Pohang University of Science and Technology Foundation KR 21 31 23 16 19
76 Chicago, University of 20 16 19 16 23
76 Drexel University 20 20 10 9 4
76 Georgia, University of Research Foundation Inc 20 22 18 10 9
76 Iowa State University Research Foundation Inc 20 25 32 12 28
76 National Taiwan University of Science & Technology TW 20 17 12 10 9
76 New York University Polytechnic Institute 20 12 2 4 6
82 Arizona, University of 19 13 10 14 16
82 Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology TW 19 17 13 14 19
82 Hong Kong Polytechnic University The HK 19 31 25 19 13
82 Oregon Health Sciences University 19 11 15 18 11
82 Singapore, National University of SG 19 5 22 16 23
87 Children's Medical Center Corp The 18 24 16 24 16
87 Chinese University of Hong Kong The HK 18 13 8 12 9
87 New Jersey, University of Medicine and Dentistry of 18 15 10 9 12
87 North Carolina, University of at Chapel Hill 18 34 18 21 33
91 Alberta, University of Governors CA 17 7 9 9 7
91 Cincinnati, University of 17 16 5 8 8
91 Hong Kong, City University of HK 17 10 4 2 3
91 National Central University TW 17 23 23 14 8
91 Tufts University Trustees of 17 14 14 7 8
96 Alabama, University of (UAB) Research Foundation 16 14 16 5 17
96 Hokkaido University JP 16 11 12 5 0
98 British Columbia, University of CA 15 18 15 12 21
98 National Cheng Kung University TW 15 8 14 8 9
98 Ohio State University 15 15 9 7 11
101 Delaware, University of 14 20 17 12 10
101 Emory University 14 25 15 17 15
101 Gent, Universiteit BE 14 10 8 6 4
101 Hiroshima University JP 14 13 6 0 3
101 Houston, University of 14 14 12 8 6
101 Kyushu Institute of Technology JP 14 11 10 0 0
101 Louisiana State Univ & Agricultural & Mechanical College 14 11 13 22 17
101 Mount Sinai School of Medicine of City Univ of New York 14 12 11 13 4
101 Nihon University JP 14 8 13 8 6
101 Vlaams Interuniversitair Instituut voor Biotechnologie BE 14 11 7 10 10
111 Boston University 13 21 12 13 15
111 Einstein, Albert College of Medicine of Yeshiva Univ 13 19 7 10 7
111 Indiana University Research and Technology Corp 13 14 2 5 9
111 Keio University JP 13 22 12 12 10
111 National Chung Cheng University TW 13 9 2 5 3
111 Queensland, University of AU 13 8 10 9 11
111 Wayne State University 13 7 11 6 9
118 Arizona State University 12 17 17 17 18
118 Georgetown University 12 10 9 9 10
120 Akron, University of 11 11 6 7 7
120 Auburn University 11 17 16 10 17
120 Chung Yuan Christian University TW 11 14 9 12 5
120 Kwangju Institute of Science and Technology KR 11 17 14 12 8
120 Laval, Universite CA 11 7 8 2 9
120 McGill Univ, Royal Inst for the Advancement of Learning CA 11 13 13 14 5
120 Nagoya University JP 11 13 5 4 4
120 National Sun Yat-sen University TW 11 15 12 10 7
120 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 11 25 18 13 27
120 Salk Institute for Biological Studies 11 12 10 7 19
120 Wake Forest University 11 16 5 6 10
131 Baylor College of Medicine 10 16 8 18 16
131 Brussel, Vrije Universiteit BE 10 7 11 8 8
131 Cambridge University Technical Services Ltd GB 10 3 7 7 5
131 Colorado State University Research Foundation 10 9 4 6 5
131 Nara Institute of Science and Technology JP 10 11 6 0 1
131 Washington State University Research Foundation 10 7 2 9 3
137 Hong Kong, University of HK 9 15 13 16 9
137 Maine, University of Board of Trustees 9 10 2 5 2
137 Montreal, Universite de CA 9 5 6 8 5
137 Nebraska, University of 9 16 9 18 16
137 Queen's University at Kingston CA 9 10 9 8 11
137 St Andrews, University of GB 9 10 5 0 2
137 St Louis University 9 9 5 1 2
144 Chang Gung University TW 8 17 7 7 9
144 Kent State University 8 13 3 5 6
144 Oregon State University 8 2 2 1 9
144 Zurich, University of CH 8 14 10 10 10
148 Dayton, University of 7 11 4 3 7
148 Manitoba, University of CA 7 2 2 6 7
148 Oregon, University of 7 9 14 11 3
148 Saskatchewan, University of CA 7 4 6 2 8
148 Temple University 7 2 7 3 5
148 Toledo, University of 7 6 1 3 2
148 Utah State University 7 11 10 6 5
148 Vermont, University of and State Agricultural College 7 10 6 8 7
148 Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research 7 6 12 8 3
157 Brigham Young University 6 14 9 7 13
157 Curie, Pierre et Marie Universite (Paris VI) FR 6 14 6 0 11
156 Montpellier, Universite II FR 6 10 8 3 1
157 New York, City University of Research Foundation of 6 11 3 5 9
157 North Texas, University of 6 2 10 4 6
157 Northeastern University 6 9 3 3 4
157 Southampton, University of GB 6 4 6 4 4
157 Virginia Commonwealth University 6 7 4 4 8
165 Brandeis University 5 4 7 2 3
165 Slovak Academy of Sciences Institute of Virology SK 5 15 3 0 1
165 Sydney, University of The AU 5 5 3 5 8
168 Clemson University Research Foundation 4 15 1 1 1
168 Georgia State University Research Foundation Inc 4 4 5 4 6
168 Kansas State University Research Foundation 4 10 4 3 4
168 Medical College of Georgia Research Institute Inc 4 4 2 2 4
168 Mississippi, University of 4 4 1 10 4
168 University Corp for Atmospheric Research 4 4 2 2 2
174 Central Florida, University of 3 3 3 1 6
174 Clemson University 3 18 6 7 9
174 Jefferson, Thomas University 3 14 7 4 9
174 Kansas, University of 3 9 13 5 5
174 Melbourne, University of AU 3 2 5 6 9
174 Miami, University of 3 8 5 4 8
174 Valencia, Universidad Politecnica de ES 3 3 3 11 1
181 Brown University Research Foundation Inc 2 4 2 6 4
181 Hawaii, University of 2 5 6 9 7
181 Imperial College of Science Technology & Medicine GB 2 0 2 1 3
181 Texas Tech University 2 2 2 3 3
181 West Virginia University 2 7 6 3 2
186 Associated Universities Inc 1 1 2 0 0
186 Florida State University 1 2 0 1 1
186 Fordham University 1 2 1 0 0
186 Massachusetts, University of Medical Center 1 5 0 2 1
186 New Mexico, University of 1 0 0 1 1
186 Universal Trim Supply Co Ltd TW 1 1 1 2 0
186 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 1 1 0 1 0


* June 15, 2012. Purdue Research Foundation was added to the list of universities, and the 2011 list was re-ranked.