The Technion Ahead With Patents in the US
The Technion is Israel’s leading university for registering patents in the United States with 56 patents approved in 2017, according to data from the US Patent and Trademark Office. In the list of the world’s top 100 universities registering patents in the US, the Technion ranked 39th – a jump of 14 places in a year, after being ranked 53rd in 2016.
In the ranking, the Technion is ahead of top global universities such as Yale, the University of Tokyo, Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), Georgia Tech and the French École Polytechnique. The highest rank went to the University of California, followed by MIT, the University of Texas, and Stanford University. Tel Aviv University ranked 64th and the Hebrew University 82nd.
The 2017 ranking was published last month by the NAI (National Academy of Inventors) and IPO (Intellectual Property Owners Association) and is based on data from the US Patent and Trademark Office. “The institutions on this list are doing incredible work promoting academic innovation and incubating groundbreaking technologies which exemplify the importance of technology transfer to institutional success,” said NAI President Paul R. Sanberg. “It is a privilege to showcase the vital contributions to society made by universities".
“This joyous achievement expresses our approach to the interaction between basic science and applied science,” said Technion President Prof. Peretz Lavie. “At the inauguration of the Technion’s first class in 1924, Menachem Ussishkin said, “Practical science and basic science are two sides of the same coin.” Since then, this concept has been part of the Technion’s DNA. Quality research does not contradict applied science, but rather supports it".
The Technion’s patent registration is led by its commercialization unit, T³ (Technion Technology Transfer), which is part of the Technion R&D Foundation. The unit is responsible for scouting and examining new ideas and technologies; exploring potential; registration and maintenance of patents; and the commercialization of intellectual property originating at the Technion.
The complete rating: http://academyofinventors.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/TOP-2017.pdf