By Sara Gavin
The University of Maryland continues to excel at turning research and innovation into issued patents, according to a new report released Wednesday by the National Academy of Inventors.
Together with other schools in the University System of Maryland (USM), the University of Maryland, College Park ranks 14th among U.S. public institutions and 32nd in the world for patents awarded in 2022. According to the report, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office last year granted a total of 89 patents to five USM institutions, 41 of which are held by UMD.
“The fact that the University System of Maryland continues to show up on this list—and near the top—shows that our innovative ecosystem is alive and strong here in Maryland,” said Ken Porter, director of UM Ventures in College Park. “Creating a pathway for academic research to develop into patented technologies, products and services is central to our mission of serving the citizens of Maryland and making an impact on society overall.”
Innovations developed by UMCP researchers that received patents in 2022, include:
The release of the 2022 list coincides with World IP Day, which aims to highlight the role that intellectual property rights play in encouraging innovation and creativity.
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