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