The NAI and IPO name top 100 worldwide universities granted U.S. patents

The organizations created their 30th list to recognize the important role of patents in academic research

In their 30th year in a row of recognizing the role patents play in university research, the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) and the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) have unveiled the Top 100 Worldwide Universities granted U.S. patents in 2012.

"Innovation based on university technology has proven to be a key factor in worldwide industrial and economic development. In the 21st century, the support, encouragement and development of technology and innovation are fundamental to the success of a university,” Paul R. Sanberg, president of the NAI, said in a statement.

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Amanda G. Ciccatelli is a Contributing Writer for InsideCounsel, where she covers the patent litigation space. Amanda earned a B.A. in Communications and Journalism from...

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