The National Academy of Inventors and the Intellectual Property Owners Association, two important intellectual property organizations in the US, have published a list of the 100 academic institutions that registered the most patents at the US Patent and Trademark Office in 2016.
Three Israeli concerns appear on the list: Ramot at Tel Aviv University Ltd., managed by CEO Shlomo Nimrodi, in 43rd place with 54 patents registered in 2016; Technion Israel Institute of Technology in 53rd place with 44 patents in 2016; and Yissum Technology Transfer Company of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 87th place with 29 patents in 2016. No other Israeli universities or research institutes are on the list.
The list is based solely on the number of patents; no attempt is made to estimate the potential influence of each patent. The list uses the first researcher listed on the patent, which is attributed to the institution to which he or she belongs.
Most of the institutions on the list are US research institutions. The University of California is in first place with 505 patents, following by MIT with 278 patents and Stanford University with 244 patents. A Chinese institution, Tsinghua University, which cooperates with Tel Aviv University, came in fifth place with 181 patents.
Other countries with institutions on the list include South Korea, with many institutions in the top 100; Saudi Arabia, Singapore, China, Japan, Hong Kong, Switzerland, and Taiwan.
Published by Globes [online], Israel Business News - www.globes-online.com - on June 8, 2017
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