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NTHU Earns High Ranking in the Number of U.S. Patents Received
The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) and the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) recently announced their “Top 100 Worldwide Universities Granted U.S. Utility Patents in 2014.” By virtue of the 114 U.S. patents granted to NTHU faculty members in 2014, NTHU was ranked at the 11th in the world, the highest position amongst all universities in Taiwan.
The list is published annually, and for 2014 NTHU shared the 11th place with the Korea Institute of Science and Technology, which also had 114 U.S. patents.
For 2014 the top three places went to the University of California System (453), M.I.T. (275), and Tsinghua University in Beijing (230). In addition to NTHU, another 10 Taiwanese schools were ranked among the Top 100, including National Taiwan University, which came in 16th (93), and National Chiao Tung University, which came in 20th (87).
According to Professor Pan Ci-ling, NTHU’s Vice President for Research and Development and Director of Operations Center for Industry Collaboration, after being ranked at the 15th in both the 2012 and 2013 rankings, NTHU has not only moved up in the rankings, but also increased its number of patents, indicating the great strength of our research and development efforts. Even more importantly, these recent patents will eventually become the driving force behind innovative research and development in Taiwan and abroad.
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