Washington D.C., 11 Feb 2004
University of California leads U.S. academic institutions for tenth consecutive year
The Department of Commerce's United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today announced the top 10 U.S. universities receiving the most patents during calendar year 2003. Listed below are the 10 universities receiving the most patents for inventions in 2003, along with their 2002 ranking. The University of California tops the list for the tenth consecutive year.
"American innovation has long set the pace for technological advancement worldwide," said Jon Dudas, Acting Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property. "Academic researchers, and the inventions they patent, are integral to the progress of the science and technology that strengthen the economy, create new jobs and enhance the health and welfare of all Americans."
This report presents a preliminary list of the U.S. universities receiving the most patents for invention (i.e., utility patents) during the 2003 calendar year. All campuses are included.