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University of California leads U.S. academic institutions for 12th consecutive year

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The Department of Commerce's United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today announced the top 10 U.S. universities receiving the most patents during calendar year 2005. Listed below are the universities receiving the most patents for inventions in 2005, along with their 2004 ranking. The University of California tops the list for the 12th consecutive year.

"America's economic strength and global leadership depend on continued technological advances," said Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property Jon Dudas. "Groundbreaking discoveries and patented inventions generated by innovative minds at academic institutions have paid enormous dividends, improving the lives and livelihoods of generations of Americans." Preliminary list of top patenting U.S. universities

Calendar year 2005

This report presents a preliminary list of the U.S. universities receiving the most patents for invention (i.e., utility patents) during the 2005 calendar year. All campuses are included.

University of California Rank in 2005: 1 Number of Patents in 2005: 390 U.S. University Rank in 2004: 1 Number of Patents in 2004: 424

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Rank in 2005: 2 Number of Patents in 2005: 136 U.S. University Rank in 2004: 3 Number of Patents in 2004: 132

California Institute of Technology Rank in 2005: 3 Number of Patents in 2005: 101 U.S. University Rank in 2004: 2 Number of Patents in 2004: 135

Stanford University * Rank in 2005: 4 Number of Patents in 2005: 90 U.S. University Rank in 2004: 6 Number of Patents in 2004: 75

University of Texas * Rank in 2005: 4 Number of Patents in 2005: 90 U.S. University Rank in 2004: 4 Number of Patents in 2004: 101

University of Wisconsin Rank in 2005: 5 Number of Patents in 2005: 77 U.S. University Rank in 2004: 8 Number of Patents in 2004: 64

John Hopkins University * Rank in 2005: 6 * Number of Patents in 2005: 71 U.S. University Rank in 2004: 5 Number of Patents in 2004: 94

University of Michigan * Rank in 2005: 6 * Number of Patents in 2005: 71 U.S. University Rank in 2004: 7 Number of Patents in 2004: 67

University of Florida Rank in 2005: 7 Number of Patents in 2005: 64 U.S. University Rank in 2004: 13 Number of Patents in 2004: 41

Columbia University Rank in 2005: 8 Number of Patents in 2005: 57 U.S. University Rank in 2004: 10 Number of Patents in 2004: 52

Georgia Institute of Technology * Rank in 2005: 9 * Number of Patents in 2005: 43 U.S. University Rank in 2004: 19 Number of Patents in 2004: 37

University of Pennsylvania * Rank in 2005: 9 * Number of Patents in 2005: 43 U.S. University Rank in 2004: 24 Number of Patents in 2004: 32

Cornell University Rank in 2005: 10 Number of Patents in 2005: 41 U.S. University Rank in 2004: 16 Number of Patents in 2004: 40

All listed patent counts and ranks are preliminary and are subject to correction. * Indicates a tie in the ranking among two or more U.S. universities.

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