University of Illinois Ranks 9th Among Top Universities in US Patents Awarded in 2011
The Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) recently released its list of Top 300 Organizations Granted US Patents in 2011. Based on the rankings, the University of Illinois was ranked 9th among all universities in the number of US patents received from the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in 2011. Among US universities, the U of I ranked 7th. Overall, the University ranked 274th on the list of 300, just behind such companies as Nintendo and Rambus.
Rankings were based on data obtained from the USPTO.
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Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO), established in 1972, is a trade association for owners of patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. IPO is the only association in the U.S. that serves all intellectual property owners in all industries and all fields of technology.
The association advocates effective and affordable IP ownership rights and provides a wide array of services to members. It concentrates on: supporting member interests relating to legislative and international issues; analyzing current IP issues; providing information and educational services; and disseminating information to the general public on the importance of intellectual property rights.