General information on ranking

Name of the ranking Top 100 Worldwide Universities Granted U.S. Utility Patents
Geographical scope Global
Name of person in charge of ranking Keara Leach
E-mail of person in charge of ranking
Website of the ranking
Publication frequency annual
First year of publication 2013
Most recent year of publication 2017
Date of last update 2018-03-25
Ranking organization US National Academy of Inventors
Website of the methodology

The Top 100 Worldwide Universities Granted U.S. Utility Patents is published annually by The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) and the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO). The information provided in this list is based on data obtained from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Patents reported are utility patents granted during the 2016 calendar year. When a patent is assigned to one or more entities, credit is given to the first named entity.


Additional information

  • Type of publication: internet, print - special publication
  • Internet users access to ranking: open access
  • Language of publication: English
  • Main target groups: employers, higher education institutions, policymakers, governments and funding agencies
  • Level of comparison: institutional
  • Major dimensions covered: innovation
  • Structure of presentation: ordinary presentation (league tables)
  • Data sources: third-party database (data not provided by HEI)
  • Quality assurance of ranking: advisory board
  • Website of the ranking organization:
  • Types of the ranking organization: independent public organization