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Author: HSC Express News | Category: In The News | July 14, 2016

Researchers at institutions within The University of Texas System, including a faculty member at the Health Science Center, have earned UT a spot among the world’s top universities that receive U.S. patents for breakthroughs in medicine and technology.

The UT System was ranked 4th among the Top 100 Worldwide Universities Granted U.S. Utility Patent Ranking for 2015. The ranking — published by the National Academy of Inventors and Intellectual Property Owners Association — uses data from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to highlight the important role patents play in advancing university research and innovation. It lists public and private research universities as well as university systems.

In 2015, UT researchers from eight academic and six health institutions were granted 191 patents from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. UT patents have been on the rise in recent years, nearly doubling the amount of patents granted last year compared to 2009.

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