April 11, 2006

The USPTO recently announced the top ten college and university patent recipients for 2005. The University of California (sum of all campuses) held the top spot with 390, down slightly from the year before (424). The Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the California Institute of Technology swapped positions from the year before, with MIT receiving 136 patents and CIT receiving 101 patents in 2005, respectively. The university in the top 10 with the highest rank increase from 2004 was the University of Pennsylvania, receiving 43 patents in 2005 and entering the top 10 (tied for 9th) from 24th in 2004.

USPTO Press Release: LINK
University of California Office of Technology Transfer Website: LINK
MIT Technology Licensing Office Website: LINK
CIT Office of Technology Transfer: LINK

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