University of Nebraska among world’s top 100 in earning U.S. patents

by Charlie Litton, UNeMed | June 25, 2020

For the third straight year, the University of Nebraska system is ranked among the top 100 academic institutions worldwide in earning U.S. patents.

A newly released report from the National Academy of Inventors and Intellectual Property Owners Association lists the NU system at No. 65, a 14-spot improvement from the previous year. The ranking reflects the 44 patents granted in 2019 by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to the University’s technology transfer offices: UNeMed Corp. and her sister office NUtech Ventures in Lincoln. UNeMed is the technology transfer office for UNMC and UNO.

“Innovation and discovery are core values of UNMC and UNO,” said Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D., chancellor of both universities. “To be among the top 100 universities worldwide to receive U.S.-issued patents is a strong testament to the culture of innovation we value throughout the University of Nebraska, and especially on our UNMC and UNO campuses. It also speaks highly of the talent and creativity among our faculty, staff and students, who, each day, strive to improve our world.”