Top 100 Worldwide Universities Granted U.S. Utility Patents
This is the annual report published by the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) and the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) on top university patent holders. The Top 100 Worldwide Universities Granted U.S. Utility Patents in 2021 were compiled using data obtained from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Oﬃce (USPTO). The Top 100 highlights the vital role patents play in translating university research and innovation. Published annually by the NAI and IPO since 2013, the report ranks the top 100 universities named as the ﬁrst assignee on utility patents granted by the USPTO during the 2021 calendar year.