Drexel among top 100 universities in utility patents worldwide

Drexel University jumped 18 spots to #52 in the world in 2017 for utility patents – patents that cover new products – granted in the U.S.

The National Academy of Inventors and Intellectual Property Owners Association releases its Top 100 Worldwide Universities Granted U.S. Utility report each year. It is based on the number of patents granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to universities.

“Our consistent ranking in this global group of institutions is an illustration of the creative, intellectual and productive nature of our talented faculty, and the Drexel Ventures team’s commitment to supporting them through the management and commercialization of the University’s intellectual property,” said Senior Vice President for Corporate Relations and Economic Development Keith Orris in a press release.

Drexel’s patents have covered a broad spectrum of categories, including tumor detection development, a drug that treats Parkinson’s disease, and a multi-touch piano keyboard.

Drexel is one of nearly 100 colleges and universities in the 11-county region that are driving innovation and growth in Greater Philadelphia.