Saturday, April 22, 2006

UC leads patent list for 12th year

UC leads patent list for 12th year, Stanford moves up to No. 4

San Francisco Business Times - 10:22 AM PDT Friday April 7, 2006

The University of California was the school with the most patents for the 12th straight year in 2005 and Stanford University moved up to No. 4

The annual ranking by the United States Patent and Trademark office showed UC with 390 patents for inventions, down from 424 in 2004.

Stanford University received 90 patents in 2005, up from 75 the prior year, placing it in a tie for fourth with the University of Texas, whose total dropped from 101 in 2004.

The California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, whose patent total dropped to 101 from 135, was passed as No. 2 on the 2005 ranking by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, whose total rose to 136 from 132.

In order, the top 10 included the University of California, MIT, CalTech, Stanford, University of Texas, University of Wisconsin, Johns Hopkins University and University of Michigan tied for sixth, University of Florida and Columbia University.

Silicon Valley / San Jose Business Journal

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