UNO News 2021 06 University of Nebraska Cracks Top 100 in US Patent Tally University of Nebraska Cracks Top 100 in U.S. Patent Tally

21 Jun 2021


For the fourth consecutive year, the University of Nebraska system is ranked among the world's top 100 institutions for securing U.S. patents.

A newly released report from the National Academy of Inventors and Intellectual Property Owners Association lists the NU system at No. 77. The ranking reflects the 38 patents that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office granted in 2020 to the University's technology transfer offices: UNeMed and her sister office NUtech Ventures in Lincoln. UNeMed is the technology transfer office for UNMC and UNO

"It’s incredibly gratifying to see Nebraska stand alongside world leaders of innovation and discovery," said UNeMed president and CEO, Michael Dixon, Ph.D. "But I’m even more excited about the fact that 75% of the US patents in our portfolio that issued last year have been licensed to companies for continued development and commercialization. That’s huge, and that’s the ultimate goal: Giving every innovation an opportunity to become a product that helps people.”

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