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The University of Minnesota is 29th on the most recent list of the Top 100 Worldwide Universities Granted U.S. Patents.

The ranking, officially released this morning by the National Academy of Inventors and the Intellectual Property Owners Association, notes the U of M was awarded 75 patents during calendar year 2017. That number is a 70 percent increase from two years earlier in 2015, when the U was credited with securing 44 patents.

OTC has a rigorous “stage-gate” process for determining which technologies are the right fit for patent application. Rather than casting a wide net, the office focuses on the inventions most likely to become products that improve society at the regional, national, or global scale.

Read the NAI news release for details on the report.