STC.UNM Ranked 56th Worldwide
Albuquerque, NM – July 29, 2014 A recent ranking of universities around the world according to the number of issued patents received in 2013 placed the University of New Mexico’s technology transfer office, STC.UNM, 56th among the top 100 universities. Co-published by the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) and the National Academy of Inventors (NAI), the list is based on data from the U. S. Patent & Trademark Office and recognizes the importance of patents in university innovation and commercialization.
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. IPO advocates for effective and affordable IP ownership rights and provides a wide array of services to members, including: supporting member interests relating to legislative and international issues; analyzing current IP issues; information and educational services; and disseminating information to the general public on the importance of intellectual property rights.
The National Academy of Inventors is a 501(c)(3) non-profit member organization comprised of U.S. and international universities, and governmental and non-profit research institutions, with over 3,000 individual inventor members and Fellows spanning more than 200 institutions, and growing rapidly. It was founded in 2010 to recognize and encourage inventors with patents issued from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, enhance the visibility of academic technology and innovation, encourage the disclosure of intellectual property, educate and mentor innovative students, and translate the inventions of its members to benefit society.
The more about the ranking, see Molly Greenberg’s July 27, 2014, article “These 3 Local Universities Were Granted the Most U.S. Patents Worldwide in 2013,” from Higher Ed Beat at http://inthecapital.streetwise.co/2014/07/25/the-top-100-patent-owning-universities-worldwide-list-by-ipo/.
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