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University of Utah ranks on Top 100 US Universities Granted Utility Patents in 2022

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The University of Utah has ranked 42nd on the Top 100 U.S. Universities Granted Utility Patents in 2022, a list published by the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). This new list was created to highlight and celebrate American innovation and to showcase the universities that play a large role in advancing the innovation ecosystem within the U.S. and beyond.

“As a U.S. based national Academy, it is important to us not only to showcase innovation happening on the broader world stage, but here at home as well. Invention has been part of the American experience since the country’s inception, with intellectual property being protected in the Constitution,” said Executive Director of NAI Jamie Rene. “Innovation has always been at the heart of U.S. culture and the Top 100 U.S. Universities list allows us to recognize and celebrate the commitment these universities have to the American tradition of invention and protection of IP.”

Since 2013, NAI has published the Top 100 Worldwide Universities list. The Top 100 U.S. Universities list is the newest ranking published by NAI. The Top 100 U.S. Universities list is meant to provide a more focused view of the national innovation landscape and the contributions made by U.S. academic institutions. NAI plans to track other, more focused areas of the innovation landscape as well.

The U is also ranked 64rd in the worldwide list released earlier this year.

“This recognition is evidence of the extremely high quality of research being done at the U,” said Interim Chief Innovation and Economic Engagement Officer Bruce Hunter. “Our faculty members are the backbone of the research community here at the U, and their dedication to finding innovative solutions to today’s problems continues to amaze me.”

NAI’s Top 100 lists are created using calendar year data provided by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Top 100 placement includes all named assignees listed on the patent.

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