Iowa State climbs in ranking of top 100 worldwide universities granted U.S. utility patents

By Annette Hacker, Iowa State University News Service

Iowa State University ranks No. 69 in the world in the number of patents granted in the United States last year, according to a list released June 4 by the National Academy of Inventors and Intellectual Property Owners Association. The report is based on data obtained from the United States Patent and Trademark Office and highlights the role patents play in university research and innovation.